New Gin King Jeff Chan gets a warm welcome from the Barangay
Santino Honasan on Jun 20, 2018 11:09 PM
“Actually yung kanina nga, pag-pasok ko medyo namalahibo ako, kasi yung crowd, pag-welcome nila sa akin.”
Just a days after getting traded to the Ginebra Gin Kings, Jeff Chan already got some minutes in for his new team, as the sharpshooter went for four points, three rebounds, and two assists in over 19 minutes of action.
The new ka-Barangay was happy to be on the floor with the words “GINEBRA AKO” emblazoned on his jersey.
It was also a big help that the pro-Gin Kings crowd gave him a warm welcome to the Barangay.
Ginebra, after all, has arguably the largest fanbase in the PBA.
“Actually yung kanina nga, pag-pasok ko medyo namalahibo ako, kasi yung crowd, pag-welcome nila sa akin.” Chan said after his Ginebra debut.
“Siyempre masaya diba kasi welcome ako sa kanila, sa mga Barangay, so yun. excited na ulit ako sa next game. Sana nandun sila ulit.”
And while it was indeed a warm welcome for ‘The Negros Sniper”, Chan admits that on the court, there was still some adjustment to be done.
“I think kailangan ko pang matutunan and mapag-aralan yung system ni Coach kasi one day palang ako nakapagpractice so nangangapa pa ako doon”
“Ok naman [yung experience] pero minsan sumisigaw sila sa [mula sa] bench kung saan pwesto ko dapat, kasi agai, di ko pa talaga kabisado. Medyo forgiving pa si coach Tim Cone, alam niya na first day ko palang.” Chan added.
As the Gin Kings continue to try and make a push for the post-season, expect the former FEU Tamaraw to ease into Ginebra’s system and provide even more valuable minutes.