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Villanueva starts and ends PBA career with ‘father figure’ Guiao as coach

NLEX saw its season come to an end Tuesday night and so did the PBA career of its rugged big man Enrico Villanueva, who quietly called it quits after 15 seasons.

Villanueva had his moments as one of the league’s stars and played his best basketball as part of the defunct Red Bull franchise, which selected him as the seventh overall pick in 2003.

Enrico Villanueva. PBA Images
“More than competing at the highest level, I’d have to say I’ll miss the people I encounter in the league. I’ll miss the camaraderie and friendships that I’ve built through the years,” Villanueva told INQUIRER.net Wednesday.

“Of course, I’ll still see some of them but not being with my team day to day will be something I’ll need to get used to. Those people have been a part of my life one way or another.”

The 37-year-old Villanueva led Red Bull to a title in the 2005-06 Fiesta Conference where he was named Best Player of the Conference.

Author: Mark Giongco, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/266485/villanueva-starts-ends-pba-career-father-figure-guiao-coach

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