And so Talk ‘n Text finally made it to the finals over the Manong Brigade-led Barako Bull Energy despite the continued bickering on the rough plays that coach Junel Baculi’s wards employed. Congratulations but it would have been sweeter if your coach would have kept all his complaints to himself rather than using media as leverage to get the sympathy of PBA followers.
As a coach, and in the professional level at that, the normal thing would be to strategize and work around the rough plays. With a big mouth and a personality that most people despise, it seems to show that you cannot win without stars on your team. In fact, when has this coach won without certified stars and blabbered so much?
In basketball, physical play is included. Now when it comes to playing elderly, you will expect the rough-housing from any of the more aged players. In fact, don’t be surprised if the coach does have his own “gulang” moves too!
But the thing is, you plan, study and find a way to motivate the boys rather than complain like a baby. In fact, there was even a time that this coach used his dirty tricks when he infused his enforcers in the dying minutes of a lost cause just to purposely hurt the opposing team. So who says this coach is an angel? I think not.
Now in the finals, do not be surprised to see this so-called championship coach from complaining once again. With the opposing team having players who know how to mix it up, he will be using media once again to get sympathy and a psychological advantage. It’s practically a given.
And yet he is the coach of the national team? Makes you wonder how he would handle situations in the international level. Oh wait, yes it serves as an excuse just in case his team falters which may most likely be the case since he was the same person who failed the last time out with an all-pro team.
And to think you graduated from a prestigious school and yet you act like an immature individual who thinks his fancy getup will negate all issues, this is one coach who will never get my admiration because his success is because of his players and not through his supposed masterful skill of coaching.
At some point, something is gonna give and I would bet that all haters of the coach (not the team) will be laughing their ass off.