PBA: Enciso sorry for late 3 that chased quotient for Aces
Paul Lintag on Mar 03, 2019 11:04 PM
“I just wanna apologize because I was just abiding to what the coaches were telling me,” Enciso said on his late triple. (PBA)
Sunday’s Alaska-Ginebra clash was largely uneventful as the Aces demolished the Gin Kings by 26 points in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.
Still, it wasn’t too uneventful.
Late in the game with the outcome never in doubt, there was some slight petty wars as Simon Enciso ended up shooting — and making — a last-second triple in front of his own bench.
That shot pushed the final score to 104-78 as opposed to what should have been 101-78.
Obviously, the move was done with quotient in mind, the Aces, particularly head coach Alex Compton, is leaving no stone unturned in the All-Filipino.
However, one coach largely despises the quotient system and that coach is Ginebra mentor Tim Cone.
After the shot, it was seen that Cone was walking away from the traditional handshake after games. It doesn’t take a genius to put two and two together to figure out coach Tim was irritated.
In his defense, Enciso says he was just doing what he’s supposed to do.
“I just wanna apologize because I was just abiding to what the coaches were telling me,” Enciso said.
“I was already dribbling it out and then coach told me to shoot so I shot it and it went in. I wanna truly apologize from my end becuse in the States that’s pretty much showboating and I’m not about that,” he added.
Enciso says he understand both sides in the quotient discussion. However, he insists he’s just doing what his coach is telling him to do.
“I understand it from both ways. Like I said, I just wanna apologize from the bottom of my heart,” he said.
“I’m just abiding to what my coaches are telling me,” Enciso added.
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