Centennial team bronze remains as coach Tim's "lowest point"

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jul 05, 2020 04:05 PM
Centennial team bronze remains as coach Tim's
"The Asian Games were really hard on me and that's the lowest point of my career in terms of emotion." — Tim Cone. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

Very few will question Tim Cone's status as the greatest coach in PBA history.

With 22 championships and two Grand Slam wins, coach Tim has nothing left to prove in the PBA.

Cone's place in the history of Philippine basketball is sealed, but did coach Tim ever consider venturing out and winning outside the country as well?

"No. Actually never. I never really thought about it, I never applied anywhere else. I never looked to coach anywhere else. I love the PBA," Cone said.

Coach Tim made the revelation on the fourth episode of Coaches Unfiltered.

"If Phil Jackon would call me and say, 'come coach the Knicks. Come be an assistant to the Knicks.' It's something that from a personal stand or personal growth stand for I'd have to think about," he added.

Cone is pretty fine with his PBA career, and no international teams have come calling anyway, so there was no reason for him to try and go anywhere else.

Coach Tim's international experience includes him handling the national team twice in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and in the 1998 Asian Games.

Cone says coaching the Centennial Team, which finished with a bronze medal over two decades ago, gave him his "lowest point."

"No one's ever called me so there's no reason for me to go anywhere. I enjoyed coaching the national teams. The Asian Games were really hard on me and that's the lowest point of my career in terms of emotion," coach Tim said.

"It was losing in the Asian Games, I thook that harder that any championship in the PBA, losing to Korea and China. But no, I haven't really thought of coaching internationally. Never really had the opportunity to coach international. So either way, no," Cone added.

 

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