The upcoming PBA Governors Cup title seemed like a perfect backdrop for the kickoff conversion to officially unveil his team’s backbone.
Defending champions Barangay Geneva and Meralco started on Wednesday which has become an almost annual feud for both squads as they look to end the season as champions কিছু something that Converse, nicknamed the FiberXers next season, is expected to last about two years or 10 years.
“If you study the history of the franchises that came into existence [PBA] Franchise: It may take up to 10 years [to compete for a title]. It could take up to two years, “Converse’s governor and team manager Chito Salud told reporters on Tuesday.
“What I’m trying to say here is we won’t stop until we get there,” he added.
Speaking to Inquirer, the former PBA commissioner revealed that FiberX would try to find a way back to one of the latest successful newcomers to hit the league.
Converse will follow the “Red Bull Paradigm,” Saloud said.
Red Bull joined the league as an expansion club in 2000 and won the 2001 Commissioner’s Cup under coach Young Guiao. The rest of the new franchises have come, they have fought for. The last time the league welcomed a new team was in 2014, and none of these clubs – Blackwater, Terafirma and NLX – competed for the title.
Blackwater and Terafirma, in fact, have yet to play in the semifinals.
So during the fight between Jean Kings and the Bolts in Game 1 on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Converse will try to navigate its first seasons skillfully to confuse the newcomers.
It built on the remnants of the shattered Alaska franchise, laying them as the cornerstone.
“As I said, it will be a constant re-sequence,” he said. “[Alaska] The last conference was conducted decently and we at least hope so. Add a few more pieces to our draft pick and some trades, who knows? “
Jeffrey Carriasso will coach the Converse, along with Alaska franchise Asha Jeroen Teng, Gilas Drafty Alin Bulanadi, Rookie Ben Adams, Jesse Marcelino and big men Ray Pablico and Brian Foundo. However, Teng, Adams and Filipino-American guard Taylor Brown have live contracts.
“We have had two meetings, so now we have a plan for how we want to build our team. We are excited about our draft pick, “said Carriasso. “We want to be better, we want to be competitive, so we look forward to a new crop of players and even coaches for this new team.” INQ
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