Cambodia coach Harry Savaya defends reliance on naturalized players

Cambodia head coach Harry Savaya found absolutely no problem with the 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games host leaning heavily on naturalized players on the way to its historic 5-on-5 basketball silver-medal finish.

The simple reason? Everybody does it.

Speaking to reporters following Cambodia’s gold-medal match loss to vengeful Gilas Pilipinas, Savaya brushed off the criticism his team was getting after fielding no less than five American players to massively boost its medal hopes.

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