Omorogbe on coaching: 'It's not fun trust me'

Paul Lintag on May 07, 2016 09:56 PM
Omorogbe on coaching: 'It's not fun trust me'
Nic Omorogbe is finding out just how hard being a coach is basketball.

With a couple of prized African recruits in Prince Eze and Bright Akhuetie in the lineup, Perpetual Help is turning to one of its former reinforcements to begin life without some "Aric Magic."

Nic Omorogbe, a former import for the Altas, is now in charge of trying to bring back Perpetual to NCAA's promise land.

And after their initial win against the UP Fighting Maroons in the 10th Filoil Flying V preseason tournament last week, Omorogbe and the Altas are off to a fine start.

But the towering former player didn't really envision himself coaching a few years ago but he's glad to take the job nonetheless.

"Actually I didn't see this coming," Omorogbe said. "After my master's [degree] I was thinking of you know, going into business or going back home to get a job but the owners approached me and said 'you can give it a shot.'"

"I said 'okay sure why not' I'm just trying it's not like I'm a good coach, I'm just giving it a try."

While Omorogbe is up for the challenge, he said that he realized that coaching is not as fun as it looks.

"It's pretty hard, right now I do a lot of thinking," he said. "Now I have to play the game without getting on the floor and all I do is think, which is really hard.

"Yeah in a way yes," the 26-year-old said when asked if he enjoys all of it. "But it's not fun trust me," he added with a chuckle.


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