Alaska wants a title, not a perfect run
Paul Lintag on Apr 03, 2017 01:48 PM
After losing so many Finals in the last two years alone, it's pretty clear what Alaska is after in the PBA. A perfect run is not it.
Alaska has had an incredible PBA run in the past two years.
In the previous two seasons before this current one, the Aces made it to four out of six Finals. However, despite their seemingly dominant run, Alaska has exactly zero championships to show for.
In just the previous All-Filipino, the Aces looked poise to challenge San Miguel Beer for a third straight year as the number 2 seed.
Alaska didn't even make it out of the quarterfinals.
In the ongoing Commissioner's Cup, the Aces are rolling again, taking over first place so far with a perfect 4-0 mark.
They couldn't care less.
After losing so many Finals in the last two years alone, it's pretty clear what Alaska is after in the PBA.
A perfect run is not it.
"We were in second last conference and we didn't make the semis. I'm glad we won, that's great," head coach Alex Compton said as his team moved to 4-0 Sunday.
"But there's gonna be a lot of teaching points and things we need to work on because what we want to do is win the quarters and then we want to win in the semis and then we want to win in the Finals," he added.
Being a straight shooter during his playing career, Alex Compton the coach just made it quite clear that his Aces are not about trying to win as many games as they can in the regular season.
Sure, that's part of it, but what he wants more is to win when it matters.
"A lot of teams don't win all their games and end up winning the championship. You go through ups and downs," he said.
Currently, Alaska is on a high right now. However, Compton believes his team can go further, up to a level that is championship worthy.
"It's great that we won but without question I can tell you right now there's a bunch of stuff that we need to work on that we're not doing well enough to win a championship yet," Compton said.
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