PBA-ONLINE.NET Guessing Game

Nash mum, but happy with Romeo-Garcia tandem

Francis T.J. Ochoa [ Source: Inquirer ] - August 01, 2013

Nash Racela can only shake his head and shrug his shoulders when someone approaches him with the question that everyone wants answered.

How did he get RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo to play good basketball music so good as to send the Far Eastern University Tamaraws to a 7-0 start after one round in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

“If there was a secret, I wish I knew,” Racela told the Inquirer.

The young mentor, a regular fixture beside national coach Chot Reyes at the Gilas Pilipinas national team and when the latter was head coach of Talk ‘N Text in the PBA, said all he did was talk to both players.

“I told them to think long term,” he said. “I told them this is what people perceive them to be. And then I asked them, ‘do you want these impressions to stick all the way to when they would apply for the PBA draft?”

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