PBA: Dandan says Dyip have "no right" to be overconfident
Paul Lintag on Apr 28, 2018 07:40 PM
"I'm gonna make sure that doesn't happen, although we know where we're coming from... and it's just the start of the conference. We have no right, we absolutely have no right, to have that kind of attitude," Dandan said as he tries to guard his Columbian Dyip from overconfidence. (PBA)
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Columbian, formerly known as Kia, has seen a dramatic change in its unconventional ways to start the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
Following a convincing 123-103 win over NLEX Saturday at the Ynares Center here, the Dyip are now 2-1 in the mid-season joust.
In their last two PBA conferences, the team was a combined 1-21.
Naturally, the Dyip are feeling good now especially after handily squashing the Road Warriors, a semifinalist in the last All-Filipino.
Columbian saw three players score at least 20 points in the victory against NLEX. Another one, narrowly missed out on a triple double.
But still, as early as now, head coach Ricky Dandan would like to remind his team that they haven't done anything noteworthy yet.
"I'm gonna make sure that doesn't happen, although we know where we're coming from... and it's just the start of the conference. We have no right, we absolutely have no right, to have that kind of attitude," Dandan said as he tries to guard his crew from overconfidence.
"I attribute the way they play in the change of attitude, something that we talked about when we began training camp. It's not just a change of personel but a change of attitude. Like I mentioned in our game against Blackwater, I talked to them about guarding against slippage, that's our enemy right now, slipping back to the old ways, the old attitude," he added.
While he tries to be on top of his team's new situation, Dandan couldn't help but notice the change in his team's ways.
All it needed was a change from their previously unconventional style.
"You have to understand where I'm coming from when I say this, because we came from a one-win conference, but I am in awe with what our players have done," he said.
"It's only our second win but like I said, from where we are coming from, I really can't help but be in awe of what our players have done, especially on the defensive end, I couldn't ask for more. We had a lot of mistakes, that's for sure, but the collective effort defensively... it was just all there," Dandan added.
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