PBA: Pringle says he owes Coach Tim a lot for first title with Ginebra

Paul Lintag on Jan 24, 2020 05:40 PM
PBA: Pringle says he owes Coach Tim a lot for first title
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For head coach Tim Cone, Stanley Pringle was the difference in Ginebra's title run in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup.

Coming over to the Gin Kings via trade, Stanley added an explosive dimension to an already-loaded team.

[Related: PBA Finals: Stanley Pringle the "difference" in latest Ginebra title]

But for Pringle, it's really Coach Tim who put it all together. He can only do so much on his own.

"Playing under Coach Tim, [with] his guidance and his knowledge for the game, it's deep. He's been around so long and he's the winningest coach," Pringle told ABS-CBN Sports.

"I owe him a lot of credit just for the fact that I came here and was able to adapt to their system. I really just came here, opened my ears, and executed," he added.

Finally winning his first championship, Pringle said it was all worth the wait.

But even when team success was hard to come by for him, Stanley said keeping his focus on improving was key so he could be ready when his chance comes.

The chance came and he got himself a title with the barangay.

"Everybody's in a different situation. For me, my main focus was just trying to improve as a player and doing the things I think would help my team to win," Pringle said.

"Look here, I got me a chip. Even though it took me what, four and a half years, it was well worth the wait. I think that's the way to go, just focus on your work ethic and being the best player you can be," he added.


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