The reason why kinuha ni Cone si Stanley eh wala mapiga sa kanya before pag wala na si LA sa loob simula nung Gov’s Cup 2018 Magnolia series. Thus, nagease ang pressure ke La pati na rin sa kanya. Ni hindi rin nagcrecreate ng shots eh unlike La and Stanley.
“Coach Richard [Del Rosario], Coach Freddie [Abuda], Coach Kirk [Collier], and Coach Olsen [Racela], come over here,” said Cone, who patted everyone on the back.
“They deserve all the credit for this one.”
For the last four months of 2019, Cone, 62, had been wearing two hats — one as head coach of Ginebra and another as chief tactician of Gilas Pilipinas Men’s.
He would be the first to admit that his focus at that time was with Gilas as he did not want to suffer another heartbreak in his second stint with the national team. And the four assistant coaches made sure that Ginebra won’t be left behind, handling the practices of the Gin Kings at Upper Deck in Ortigas.
“It was difficult in the fact that we had, you know, our whole team involved in Southeast Asian Games and we had to turn around and play the semifinals quick, but the break before the semi-finals kind of got us a chance to catch our breath and prepare better for the finals,” recalled Cone as Gilas eventually dominated the Southeast Asian Games last December.
“And I think just the idea, the honor of playing the Southeast Asian Games kind of lifted our spirits and the fact that we did well there and we kind of carried over the momentum into the series. You know, because the whole staff was there, the whole starting lineup basically was there.”
But even in the Finals against Meralco, the quartet continued to step up for Cone.
After suffering a Game Two loss that knotted the series, Cone’s think-tank eventually pitched idea after idea to him. And he was fascinated by all of it.
“By the way, let me just add that we made three key just key adjustments in this series — actually today in this game, but earlier also in the series — and I just want to say every one of them came from Richard del Rosario. Came from his ideas. I get all the credit for it. Everybody said, ‘Wow, coach Tim makes such great adjustments’ when I’m not doing any. I just want to add that because he made some incredible adjustments in the game,” disclosed Cone.
“And, you know, it’s up to me to decide whether to you know, to prioritize it, take it, discard it because we’re getting ideas from you know, coach Olsen, coach Kirk, coach Freddie, we get them all ideas from everybody.”
It included Scottie Thompson, who stands at 6-foot-flat, guarding Chris Newsome, who was bulkier and two inches taller than him. Then there was exposing Durham on defense, forcing the Meralco import to guard the quicker Ginebra backcourt.
“I can go on and on. But you know, just those are some of the key examples of things that you know… I got so many things to think about. I can’t think about them all,” Cone continued.
“That’s why you have a staff and, and I rely on Richard. I just think he’s a great adjustment coach. He just sees the game really well.”————————————Class Act. 🙌🏼🙌🏼
“That’s why you have a staff and, and I rely on Richard. I just think he’s a great adjustment coach. He just sees the game really well.”
Class Act. 🙌🏼🙌🏼
So si Justin pa rin pala sa Kume Cup. If si Justin pa rin, need talaga natin si CSH dito. Sorry to say pero binigay na natin lahat ng pagkakataon ke Greg. Instead magimprove ang skillset for the past 6 years, nagdeteriorate eh. He can’t even dominate Hodge. Sa finals na lang, kita nyo rin naman gaano kasakit sa mata nilaro nya.Regarding Boiboi, mataas talaga expectations natin dito. Hindi naman kagaya ni Teytey yan na dapat eh temper lang kasi yan kaya inannoint as heir apparent ni Cagi. Di pwede yung numero nyan madalas eh numerong pangbangko lang. The reason why kinuha ni Cone si Stanley eh wala mapiga sa kanya before pag wala na si LA sa loob simula nung Gov’s Cup 2018 Magnolia series. Thus, nagease ang pressure ke La pati na rin sa kanya. Ni hindi rin nagcrecreate ng shots eh unlike La and Stanley.