GlobalPort Batang Pier is struggling at the start of the PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup succumbing to sixth straight losses.
And first-year coach Pido Jarencio is not happy about their performance and hinted to trade away players who doesn't fit in his system in this short conference. However, he doesn't named the players whom he meant are not suitable for the team.
The Batang Pier remained the only winless team in the import-spiced conference after suffering a fourth-quarter meltdown in route to a 92-109 defeat at the hands of San Miguel Beer on Monday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
The former UST top tactician insisted his coaching style fits the pro game, and instead rued some players who don’t fit his style.
“Bakit hindi (fit ang style ko)?” said the former University of Santo Tomas coach who led the Tigers to one championship and three finals appearances in the UAAP. “Yung sa UST, okay naman na yung style namin na yung mga players agresibo, lumalaban. They don’t back down.”
“Ngayon medyo may mga players kami na hindi bumabagay sa amin,” he added. “(Kaya) hanap tayo ng players na bagay sa atin.”
While acknowledging some improvements in the team’s performance, Jarencio rued Globalport’s inconsistencies especially in crucial stages of the games.
“Mayroon na (improvements),” said the former PBA great, whose team came to within five points in the fourth quarter against the Beermen before folding up. “Ang tanong ko lang, bakit tumitigil kami ng middle of third quarter or sa fourth quarter. Yun ang hindi ko maintindihan.”
And he can only attribute the breakdowns to some locals whose performances left much to be desired.
“May mga aayusin tayong mga bagay. Hindi natin masabi kung may mga darating na bagong player o may player na mag-stay pa rin dito,” said Jarencio, who refused to say names.
“For sure magkakaroon ng movement.”
Asked if he’d like to have his former UST players around, Jarencio answered in the affirmative. “Kung may chance na makuha sila, sana.”
There may be some changes, but Jarencio hopes that he could finally earn his first win as a PBA coach.
“Darating rin yan. Wag lang nating pilitin,” he said as the Batang Pier are still mathematically alive in the playoff race. With how high Jarencio's hopes is, expect the team to earn at least a victory in this single-round elimination tournament. --- with reports from Spin.ph
Coach Pido Jarencio is not happy about GlobalPort's performance, wants to trade players who don't fit in his system
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