PBA: Coach Leo on Finals: "I think it will be a good series against Ginebra"

Paul Lintag on Jul 16, 2018 10:21 PM
PBA: Coach Leo already thinking of Finals against Ginebra
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It's either San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria is stressed over the PBA semifinals or he just has a really, really high level of confidence.

Or maybe he just thinks in advance.

Anyway, it seems like coach Leo is already ready for a Commissioner's Cup Finals against Brgy. Ginebra.

After taking a 2-0 semis lead against Alaska Monday, Austria casually mentioned the Gin Kings as their Finals opponents.

Take note, San Miguel could still end up losing to the Aces and Ginebra is still only up 1-0 against top seed Rain or Shine in the other series.

But asked if he has the championship already in mind with the Beermen one win away from the Finals, Austria is keeping his focus on the present series against Alaska.

Can't say the same against the Ginebra-Rain or Shine series.

"No, we're not thinking of the championship, dahil kung para sa amin, darating 'yan eh," Austria.

"But I think it will be a good series against Ginebra, dahil alam naman natin they are the hottest team in the league right now, eight consecutive wins ano. And makikita mo, nag-beef up sila, so with the addition of Jeff Chan, so probably they are preparing their team for our zone defense against them," he added.

It's either San Miguel head coach Leo Austria is stressed over the PBA semifinals or he just has a really, really high level of confidence.

Or maybe he just thinks in advance.

Anyway, it's funny. That's coach Leo for you.

Back to the Alaska series, Austria is still bracing for an Aces comeback.

This current rivalry has seen crazier things happen in the recent past.

"Well, makikita mo naman talaga, lahat naman sinasabi, sabi nila super team kami against Alaska without Abueva and Banchero. And they keep on fighting back, and in the first half, lagi kaming nalalamangan nila. So I have to admire, 'yung trabaho ng mga coaching staff dahil talagang scouted nila, and alam nila kung anong ginagawa namin, but maybe because of the superior talent we have, 'yun ang nagpe-prevail," Austria said.

"But we should not be matuwa dito sa talent na pinapakita namin, dahil come championship game, so it's a different story. And we still have to work hard, especially on defense," he added.

 


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