Nash questions officiating again in another explosive post-game rant
Paul Lintag on Sep 17, 2017 10:24 PM
Despite picking up a crucial win over Star Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, TNT head coach Nash Racela had a lot to say about the officiating anew.
ANTIPOLO --- It's as if TNT head coach Nash Racela is begging to get fined by the PBA.
Despite picking up a crucial win over Star Sunday at the Ynares Center here, Racela had a lot to say about the officiating anew.
In particular, coach Nash was fuming over a technical foul called on him during the fourth quarter in the middle of a spirited Star comeback from 17 points down.
What pushed Racela over the edge though was the fact the his Hotshots counterpart Chito Victolero, a fellow rookie head coach, was only called for a warning.
"Tinechnical na naman ako ng mga favorite," Nash said during his official post-game interview, obviousy referring to the officiating crew.
"Paano yun? Tinechnical ako nasa loob ako ng court, pero si Chito [Victolero] warning lang nasa loob din ng court. Anong diperensya nun?" he added.
Nash's mini rant continued, slowing down only after he was reminded that he was live on TV and online.
"Hay nako. Alam ko na diperensya, pangalan," he said. "Uy live na? Game na? I-edit na lang ah."
Nevertheless, Racela continued to throw shades during the rest of his interview, saying he specifically told import Glen Rice Jr. to play through non-calls because those calls will not adjust to them.
"He [Rice Jr.] was complaining about the non calls. He was saying we were in penalty while the other team didn't have any fouls in the fourth quarter," Racela said.
"I just reminded him that that refs won't adjust for sure, the only thing we could do is find ways to win. Play through it and play above it. Today we did," he added.
Walking into the press room, coach Nash said that a fine from the PBA might be on the way. With yet another explosive post-game rant, it would be an actual surprise if he's wrong.
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