PBA: Ginebra rejuvenated Coach Tim's winning career

Paul Lintag on Jan 22, 2020 03:38 PM
PBA: Ginebra rejuvenated Coach Tim's winning career
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Coach Tim Cone has 22 PBA championships, spread across three franchises.

Cone has 13 titles with Alaska, five with Purefoods, and after winning the 2019 PBA Governors's Cup with Ginebra, four championships with the Gin Kings.

In a winning career that has spanned decades, Coach Tim says that coaching the Gin Kings has changed him.

The barangay just hits you different you know.

"It's just a great honor coaching Ginebra. And like I said, coaching Ginebra is like coaching the national team," Cone said.

"No doubt about it, coming to Ginebra has really reinvigorated me," he added.

Cone says coaching Ginebra means you have no down time.

The Gin Kings' legion of fans, all shouting "Gi-Neb-Ra!" will make sure of that. But Coach Tim likes the adrenaline of it all.

"As a coach, feeling all the tension from the fans and stopping it. It keeps you going and keeps you moving," he said.

"[There's] no time to slow down. No time to slow down, so I'm enjoying it," Cone added.

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