PBA: Compton will talk about a title after he wins one
Paul Lintag on Nov 20, 2018 04:43 PM
"If we win, I'll give you an hour interview and I'll express my deepest thoughts. Right now, all I'm thinking of is the front end," --- Alex Compton.
Alaska head coach Alex Compton already has four trips to the PBA Finals.
Each of them has given him heartbreak.
Compton has lost two Game 7s in the PBA Finals. He lost one after being up 3-0. He's been swept too.
Basically, the PBA Finals has not been good to Alex Compton and Alaska these past couple of years.
Still, Compton hopes that lessons from those previous losses can come in handy now as the Aces take another shot at a PBA title, taking on the Magnolia Hotshots for the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.
"What I hope I got is some wisdown out of it. We didn't get the championship so hopefully, I came out wiser and the players that have been through it, hopefully they come out wiser," Compton said.
"But in terms of living in the past, I don't believe in that. I believe in taking lessons in the past and going forward. Hopefully, we got some lessons in our backpocket and we go forward and maybe we can see if we can change the outcome this time," he added.
After all those losses in the Finals, one would naturally think that Compton is raring to win his first PBA title.
In many ways, he is. But Compton is not too getting ahead of himself. He'll talk about a championship after he actually wins one.
"If we win, I'll tell you what it feels like," he said.
"If we win, I'll give you an hour interview and I'll express my deepest thoughts. Right now, all I'm thinking of is the front end," Compton added.
The Alaska mentor will not even be bothered about making a prediction in these Finals.
Not that he's into making predicitons in the first place, but Compton's focus now is getting his Aces as sharp as ever before facing Magnolia for the title.
"I don't know what's going to happen. One hundred percent akong sure na wala akong alam kung sinong mananalo o kung ilang games," he said.
"What I do know is they play really hard, they play the right way. I know we play hard and we've got to get better. If we want to beat them, we have to improve. We have two weeks to get better," Compton added.
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