Cone says Ginebra can match up best against San Miguel
Paul Lintag on Dec 03, 2017 09:49 AM
"We are the only team that can match-up with San Miguel. In fact, we probably match up with San Miguel better than we do against a team like Talk N’ Text." --- Tim Cone.
Many people forget that fact that Ginebra was the team San Miguel beat last year to complete a Philippine Cup trifecta and earn the Perpetual Trophy.
Many people forget that fact because the Gin Kings got demolished in five rather forgettable games.
Despite that however, the Gin Kings do have a great All-Filipino core in place and with the return of a healthy Greg Slaughter, head coach Tim Cone believes that Ginebra is the best matchup for San Miguel for the upcoming PBA season.
"I think we match up with San Miguel as well as anybody can," Cone said.
"We are the only team that can match-up with San Miguel. In fact, we probably match up with San Miguel better than we do against a team like Talk N’ Text because they’re a team that loves to takbo and takbo and takbo," he added.
While he feels that Ginebra can go toe-to-toe with San Miguel, Cone believes that the Beermen remain the gold standard in the PBA.
The winningest coach in the history of the league even went ahead and compared the Beermen to one of his old teams.
You might recognize them, they're the team that almost won two Grand Slams.
"San Miguel I think, they don’t worry about anybody. They’ll take anybody," Cone said.
"San Miguel is like my old Alaska team back in the 90’s. We don’t worry about anybody, we don’t care about anybody. We are just worried about ourselves," he added.
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