All 12 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) teams have been up to their necks in the preparations for the league’s 46th season, but no other team is enjoying the moment more than coach Nash Racela and his Blackwater team.
For Racela, the one-month window to keep the games gives her team a chance to develop their chemistry and confidence, especially after the franchise eliminated former mainstay Mac Belo and vital coaches Don Trollano, Roi Sumang and Maurice. Shaw.
“In a way, you’re hitting the reset button again,” Racela told the investigator Thursday, shortly after the team’s practice in Tagaytay City. “So, have more time to practice. Hope it helps significantly [our cause]. “
The Bossing now has seven new faces in their group: veterans Baser Amer, Simon Enciso, David Semerad and Kelly Nabong, along with rookies Andre Paras, Rey Mark Acuño and Joshua Torralba.
And they are exactly what Racela needs in her attempt to “balance the threat.”
“Back then, whenever we played against other teams, they just picked one or two players to focus their defense,” he said. “So with all these players coming in, we will have multiple threats.”
At last year’s Philippine Cup, Trollano and KG Canaleta spearheaded the club during the bubble tournament, averaging 14 and 11.7 points, respectively.
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