While some of his players – holdovers from those championship teams in the past – could not help but cherish those past accomplishments, Webb is looking ahead, hoping to continue crafting a new identity on top of their solid showing in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals, where they pushed Philippine Cup champs San Miguel to the limit.
“We don’t look at the past,” Webb said at the end of their campaign. “We look at the present then we plan for the future. Whatever happened in the past, that’s the past.”
Webb believes that the team showed that they were heading in the right direction, something that bodes well for them as they move to the future....
Peter June Simon is hopeful that the Hotshots will trot the same crew when the third conference rolls on.
“Yung ganda ng nilaro namin, mainly dahil kay Ricardo (Ratliffe). Sobrang fit nya sa team so hopefully, makasama namin ulit sya (We played a great game, mainly because of Ricardo. He is really fit for the team so hopefully we can play with him again.),” he said....
If not for Chris Ross's late-game heroics, Star would have toppled the top-seed Beermen to advance to the final four.
“We gave them a run for their money,” Webb told Karlo Sacamos in report for sports website Spin.ph “A couple of loose balls went their way and they made championship plays.” ...
Ricardo Ratliffe and the Star Hotshots may have seen their Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign come to an end after falling short in their upset bid on Wednesday but that doesn’t necessarily mean the end to that partnership.
With the Hotshots finishing among the bottom four teams in the league – that is, for the latest computation taking both the Philippine Cup and the Commissioner’s Cup into account – they could have the opportunity to bring back Ratliffe, who has performed very well for the team this conference.
Star governor Rene Pardo told InterAksyon.com in an exclusive interview that the PBA board has made a review and the consensus is that the four lowest teams in the standings will be allowed to have imports standing up to 6-foot-9 while the other eight teams will have a height limit of 6-foot-5....
The veteran defensive specialist went productive on offense for the Hotshots, finishing with conference-high 18 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Star headed into the fourth up by nine only to collapse in the last two minutes to bow down 103-99 to SMB.
But Pingris said he is still proud of what the team achieved in the Commissioner's Cup....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||6||7||0.462|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||4||8||0.333||9th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||8||8||0.500||4th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||11||6||0.647||3rd|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Champions|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||12||9||0.571||Champions|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||17||13||0.567||Champions|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||14||8||0.636||Champions|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||3rd|