Streaking Petron still a work in progress, coach says
MANILA, Philippines – Coach Gee Abanilla believes Petron Blaze still has a lot to offer despite capping the eliminations phase of the PBA Governors’ Cup with a near perfect 8-1 record.
Abanilla, who took over Petron’s coaching reins before the start of the Governors’ Cup, said their lone defeat to Meralco in the conference opener only served as a motivation for his crew to win eight games in a row.
“We took that loss to Meralco positively. In some ways, nakaganda sa amin 'yung talong ‘yon. We worked hard and we focused on our goal,” he told the PBA website, noting that they were able to hurdle their challenges through camaraderie and chemistry.
Although they have a talent-laden team, the Petron coach maintained that there is still room for improvement.
“No doubt, we’ve got a strong team. Talent wins games, but camaraderie, chemistry gives you some more wins. We’re still working on that,” he said. “We’re still a work in progress. We still have to a lot of things to learn, and it helps that we have a hardworking coaching staff.”
The Boosters ended their eliminations campaign with a 101-90 victory over GlobalPort last Sunday, to clinch the top seeding ad the twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals.