Sky’s the limit for NLEX under coach Yeng, so says Norwood
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 24, 2016 04:27 PM
TRUST THE PROCESS. Gabe Norwood said NLEX should just keep the faith under new head coach Yeng Guiao who knows a thing or two about taking teams places.
Last Friday, Rain or Shine got one over former coach Yeng Guiao who has since moved on to NLEX.
Five days after losing to former franchise player Paul Lee and Star, the Elasto Painters went head-to-head Guiao and came out on top, 107-97.
Still, even though they are now on opposite sides, long-time Elasto Painter Gabe Norwood didn’t hold anything back in singing the praises of his former mentor. “I don’t think very many people doubt coach Yeng’s coaching ability. What he’s proven is he comes out and makes competitive teams,” he said.
Norwood then went on to point out the Road Warriors’ strong start wherein little-known Jansen Rios made noise and ultimately wound up with 20 points. “Jansen came out and made, basically, everything he put up. That’s not a fluke because that confidence is something instilled by your coach,” he said.
He then continued, “If they keep on working like that, sky is the limit for them.”
Having experienced firsthand how Guiao turned once an afterthought franchise into a perennial contender, the Rain or Shine stalwart said he has no doubt that the same will happen for NLEX. “Coach Yeng is gonna keep working towards a winning team. I know what they’re going through right now, but as long as they stay on course, they’ll be okay,” he said.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that Norwood and the rest of the Elasto Painters will ever go easy on their ex-coach. “We wish him the best, but at the same time, we’re competing. I think he would say the same thing,” he expressed.
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