Coach Jamike promises NU will be back from the dead in UAAP 81

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 13, 2018 05:28 PM
Coach Jamike promises NU will be back from the dead
Did you know? NU head coach Jamike Jarin was clinically dead - or that's just the way he described their five-game losing slide

National University won in the season-opener of the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Since then, however, they have lost five games in a row.

From that first win last September 8, the Bulldogs have gone 35 days without a win.

That all came to an end on Saturday, as they crushed University of the East, 88-61.

Of course, head coach Jamike Jarin could only let out his happiness after the fact. “It always feels good when you win, of course. It’s been a long time,” he told reporters.

And the win came just in time as, according to coach himself, his life was in danger. “I just got out of the hospital because I was in the ICU because of the losses we had. I was clinically dead,” he said.

Of course, the always playful coach Jamike was just joking.

Turning serious, he said that he believes their long-awaited and much-wanted win will only jumpstart their playoff push.

“Because of these young men, there’s more reasons to get up and work harder. Not only these two, but also the rest and the coaches and the management around me,” he said.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: John Lloyd Clemente and Dave Ildefonso were seated beside coach Jamike in the post-win interview)

He then continued, “That’s why you get up and try to get up from the dead. We’re dead right now, but we’re gonna get up.”

Now at 2-5, the Bulldogs have gotten up – all that’s left for them to do is to move forward.


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