MANILA, Philippines – Basketball legend Robert Jaworki is reportedly in talks to get back his coaching job in Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
Rumors of his possible return were resurrected after the Gin Kings were unceremoniously booted out of the race for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Tuesday.
A source cited by Spin.ph’s Snow Badua revealed that Jaworski, who was known for his “Never Say Die” spirit during his Ginebra days, has been keeping an open communication with San Miguel Corp. president Ramon Ang.
“Confidential pa kasi 'yung lahat. But there is an ongoing negotiation,” said the source. “Wala pang definite, but there are negotiations.”...
MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra San Miguel veteran Mark Caguioa hardly speaks to the media anymore. But it turns out, he didn’t need to as he let his frustrations out anew on social networking site Twitter.
“Dati rati kinakatakutan itong team nato at iniilagan pero ngayon lahat ng team gusto kami kalaban kasi nga mga tamad and sobrang lalambot,” Caguioa posted on his Twitter account Wednesday.
“Parang ito na yung mga player ngayon na parang hindi nila alam and history ng GINEBRA. I don’t think they know kasi parang walang mga pake. Kilala ba nila si Coach Sonny? Noli Locsin? Pido? Bal david? Rudy Distrito? Itong mga player nato makikipag palitan talaga ng mukha,” the former MVP Caguioa said, referring to PBA legends who have donned the iconic Ginebra jersey....
But despite the lowly finish, the Gin Kings’ talent level remains on top of the league, if you ask import Gabe Freeman.
“Ginebra is the best team in the PBA –by far. They just have to put it together,” said the two-time Best Import winner, who played two games for the Gin Kings....
But Freeman is hoping to extend his stint in the PBA, with an eye on seeing action in the season-ending Governors’ Cup.
“Hopefully, I make the height limit next conference and I could be here the whole conference with them and develop chemistry. But I’m just thankful being here,” said Freeman, who was Ginebra’s third import in the tournament after Leon Rodgers and Gabe Freeman....
After finishing the 2014 PBA Philippine Cup at the top of the elimination round, the Barangay Ginebra Kings are the third team to exit in the Commissioner’s Cup after dropping a lopsided 97-84 game to the undefeated Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters, the final 13-point difference far from being a gauge of just how dominant the Tropang Texters were.
The Kings thought the energy that replacement import Gabe Freeman brought was enough to slap them out of their slump. It was enough for the first half against Rain or Shine in their last elimination round game, but not nearly enough against the Tropang Texters, who have been playing flawless basketball as of late.
After letting the Kings hang around in the first half, Talk 'N Text unleashed a crippling scoring run in the third quarter to leave the Kings behind for good....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||15||8||0.652||3rd|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||8th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||12||12||0.500||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||9||0.471||6th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||9||6||0.600||3rd|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||6||0.571||3rd|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||9||7||0.562||6th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||8||5||0.615||4th|
|2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup||12||10||0.545||Runner-up|