Pringle pamatay ng Brgy Ginebra
KUMPIYANSA si coach Tim Cone na kumpleto na ang piyesa ng Ginebra para habulin ang mailap na Philippine Cup Crown.
Dumating si Stanley Pringle noong June, nadagdagan ng slasher ang Gin Kings.
Si Pringle ang game changer nang bawiin ng Ginebra ang PBA Governors Cup crown, itinumba ang Meralco sa limang laro huli nitong Biyernes sa MOA Arena.
Dagdag threat si Pringle kina Twin Tower Japeth Aguilar at Greg Slaughter, may LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, Joe Devance, Jared Dillinger at Jeff Chan pa ang Gins.
“Stanley’s there as an anchor for the team. Japeth and Greg, they kind of take a step-back usually when imports come, but it’s their time to step forward,” ani Cone, apat sa kanyang record 22 title ay mula all-Filipino pero huli noon pang 2014 sa grand slam year ng B-Meg/San Mig.
“I think we will have exciting rookies that are coming to the team and I think we will be a more complete all-Filipino team.”
Si Arvin Tolentino ang pick ng Gins sa first round (10th overall) ng nakaraang PBA Draft. Isinunod sa second round sina Jerrick Balanza ng Letran (13th) at Kent Salado ng Arellano (22nd).
“We are definitely going for it,” deklarasyon ni Cone. “We know it’s going to be tough. There’s going to be a lot of other teams that have something to say about it, but we’re going for it.”
Una sa may ‘say’ ang five-time defending champion San Miguel Beermen na walang dudang barometro pa rin sa season-opening tournament.
Si Beermen center at five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo ang pinakamalaking balakid.
Siklab ang Philippine Cup sa March 1.
Nanamnamin muna ng Ginebra ang 12th title bago umpisahan agad ang paghahanda.
“We are going to have a substantial break so will be able to kind of recharge our batteries and get keyed for the all-Filipino,” paniniguro ni Cone. (VE)