San Miguel Bear coach Leo Austria feels he has regained the most influential player in the PBA and it is no secret that his Bearman goal is to become the king of the Philippine Cup again.
“We are better prepared this season than the last two,” Austria told Inquirer in a recent interview, citing injuries to the bubble setup and Jun Mar Fazardo that kept the talented 6-foot-10 corner out of the lineup. 2020
Fazardo also lost his mother to Covid-19 last year and it took a lot from him, Austria said.
“But he (Fazardo) is fine now, both physically and mentally,” Austria said. “He even said to us in our conversation, ‘Daddy, coach.’
Fazardo, winner of the Six Most Valuable Player Trophy before Shiner’s injury took him away in 2020, will undoubtedly become the centerpiece of the San Miguel game again when Bearman made his debut against Phoenix at the 6th season-opening conference. Afternoon at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“Our goal is always to win [championships]”Austria tried to snatch the title less than two years after winning at least one crown in each of their first six – counting five consecutive PH Cup crowns since 2015.” Yes, I think we still have the most influential players. League, but we need to surround him. And that’s us [coaching staff’s] Work. “Complete commitment
Even after San Miguel sent Arvind Santos and Alex Cabagont to different teams last season, he is still surrounded by a lot of talent. The main left-wingers of the Bearmen are Chris Ross, Jericho Cruz, Mo Tautua, Vic Manuel and the enterprising CJ Perez.
The Fuel Masters won’t be a pushover, especially when they get Xavi Moken from Rain or Shine to help Matthew Wright attack.
Wright is said to be playing his last full conference for Phoenix before moving to Japan, but Ganslinger has vowed not to take any punches to help the Fuel Masters.
“I am committed to three years in 2019 and I want to play until the last second of that contract. That’s what it means to be professional, “Wright said during PBA Media Day. “Nothing will change. I’ll practice soon, be tough and you’ll get the same Matthew Wright. “
In a 3 pm contest with the Road Warriors, the NLEX Terrafirma, who went as deep as the Governors Cup semifinals last season, played without Kifar Ravenna.
Ravenna wants to play in the conference before returning to Japan, but NLEX management offered him a one-year contract, which he did not respond to last week.
In an earlier report, the Road Warriors, according to a source, were not interested in giving Ravenna a place for just one conference because the NLX was trying to build a team that could play together for three tournaments for the season. INQ
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