PBA: Ginebra import admits he disappointed his teammates

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 06, 2018 10:35 PM
PBA: Ginebra import admits he disappointed his teammates
Charles Garcia vowed to be better for Ginebra following his 15-point, nine-rebound performance in a loss

Ginebra is off to a 0-2 start in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

While head coach Tim Cone said he wants much more from his locals, American reinforcement Charles Garcia was also quick to admit that he needed to do much more. “I think I let my team down. I could do better out there,” he told reporters.

Garcia only had 15 points in 3-of-11 shooting, nine rebounds, two assists, and two steals in close to 39 minutes in the Gin Kings’ 92-96 defeat to TNT on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Despite that, the 6-foot-10 center remains upbeat about their chances. “I’m new to the program and the team. It’s a long season and I believe in my guys,” he said.

He then continued, “We’re gonna battle out there so i’m not worried.”

For that to happen, though, Garcia pinpointed where he can improve on. “I got to be patient. I’ve got to be more aggressive,” he said.

That is exactly why he vowed to double his effort on learning the intricacies of Cone’s system. “It’s a system. Whatever coach Tim’s system is, i’ll go do it,” he said.

He then continued, “I know what I can do, but I’m now playing in a system that got them championships. That’s what i’m going to play.”


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