New coach Jeffrey Cariaso confident that unproven import Zaccheus Mason is the perfect fit for Ginebra


The rejuvenated Barangay Ginebra San Miguel will be a new different team in the upcoming PBA Governor's Cup which will start in the 3rd week of this month.


With a new coach at the helm in former San Mig assistant Jeffrey Cariaso who will orchestrate the triangle offense that San Mig coach Tim Cone taught him, Ginebra will be using a different system.
And Barangay Ginebra also tap an unproven import in Zaccheus Mason but Cariaso is confident that their reinforcement will be up to the challenge.
Mason is a young player who like Cariaso,who has no experience in the head coaching job, is new to the job but will try to prove that he is what Ginebra really needed.
Cariaso said that the 23-year-old native of Nashville, Tennessee is someone who “can do a little of everything” on the court.
“He’s (Mason) a good inside player. And what I like about him is his work ethic, just the guy who does sort of everything,” Cariaso told Spin.ph on the day he was to meet Mason for the first time after he arrived on an early-morning flight from the United States.
The 41-year-old PBA rookie coach even revealed that the PBA will be Mason’s first official overseas stint after coming fresh from college where he played major minutes for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
The 238-pound Mason averaged 15.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks during his final year with Chattanooga.
“He could shoot, good post player, great defender, that’s what we need,” Cariaso said with an air of confidence on Ginebra’s incoming reinforcement.
Cariaso has been asking his player regarding his triangle offense and he got positive feedbacks from his wards on their first week of training.
“The first week has been really good. I like how the guys respond to what I’ve been teaching. We’re working hard and that’s what we can expect,” he said of his daily practices with Ginebra which he runs with Olsen Racela.
“I’m talking to the guys for feedback. It’s (triangle offense) not easy to learn, pero nakikita nila where they can attack, where the opportunities are, and it goes from the point guard to the big guys,” he added.
Ginebra is loaded with potent scorers and Cariaso believes that the triangle offense will be the perfect fit for the crowd favorite.
“That’s why they say it is equal opportunity kasi if you really run it well and you go through progressions, everyone will have a chance (to score),” he said.
We'll wait for the Governor's Cup to see the result of the injection of the new system of Cariaso and how Mason blends with the team.
--- with reports from Spin.ph

New coach Jeffrey Cariaso confident that unproven import Zaccheus Mason is the perfect fit for Ginebra New coach Jeffrey Cariaso confident that unproven import Zaccheus Mason is the perfect fit for Ginebra Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 5/12/2014 Rating: 5

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