PBA: Coach Tim furious as Aguilar takes and makes “quotient” shot
Paul Lintag on Mar 28, 2019 07:03 AM
“I make a big deal about that, about not doing that to us and I have a guy that goes out there and does it. I am just steaming mad. I’m sorry,” — Tim Cone.
Brgy. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone is pretty adamant about his stance with regards to teams trying to go after quotient late in the game when the outcome is already decided.
He absolutely hates it. He sees no reason for it to be done.
The winningest PBA head coach has had numerous flare ups over the issue in the past including against Meralco’s Norman Black and most recently, against Alaska’s Alex Compton and Simon Enciso.
Wednesday in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup against the Bolts, Coach Tim was mad again.
Only this time, it wasn’t against the other team. He was fuming against his own.
With Ginebra up 11, Raymond Aguilar connected on a score with 12 seconds to go, pushing the Gin Kings up, 86-73. Cone obviously didn’t like the fact as it went against his ideals as a coach.
“I’m furious at Raymond for taking that last shot. I am absolutely steaming [mad],” Cone said right after the win.
“I make a big deal about that, about not doing that to us and I have a guy that goes out there and does it. I am just steaming mad. I’m sorry,” he added.
Aguilar played only 42 seconds against the Bolts and the shot in question was his only attempt from the field.
Was it worth all that trouble? Probably not. The backup forward declined to talk to the media after the game. He was one of the last players to leave the Ginebra dugout at the Araneta Coliseum.
“No comment,” Aguilar said as he literally dodged the press and walked away.
His head coach could only apologize to the opposition.
“Sorry to Norman and Meralco for that last shot. I’m really sorry,” Coach Tim said.
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