PBA: Payday Friday traffic takes down Coach Tim
Paul Lintag on Nov 16, 2019 03:48 AM
“I left the house at 3:15 [in the afternoon]?, I got here at 7 [in the evening]. 3 hours and 45 minutes from Alabang is an amazing, amazing journey.“ — Ginebra coach Tim Cone. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Thank goodness the Phoenix-Blackwater game went into overtime.
Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone revealed that he was a little late Friday as his Gin Kings took on Columbian Dyip for a crucial outing in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
Coach Tim gave himself time to go from his home all the way to the Araneta Coliseum but just as every working Filipino, traffic defeated Cone.
“Actually Richard [Del Rosario] should be the one sitting here. I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t get to the game until right at the buzzer beater of the first game,” Coach Tim said after Ginebra beat Columbian to secure a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.
“I left the house at 3:15 [in the afternoon]?, I got here at 7 [in the evening]. 3 hours and 45 minutes from Alabang is an amazing, amazing journey. It all turned out right,” he added.
Coach Tim says he missed all of pre-game so all the credit for the victory goes to his coaching staff led by Del Rosario.
After getting a reminder just how brutual payday Friday traffic is like, Cone is just thankful to actually not miss the game altogether.
“Richard was the one who prepared the team. He got them on a pre-game talk and all the preparations. So really, credit goes out to him getting these guys tonight,” he said.
“I’m just happy being able to walk out on the court as the game began,” Coach Tim added.
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