A glimpse of just how far Alaska has gone in its new direction should be had when it collides with Columbian Friday in the kickoff match of the PBA Governors Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Two fresh acquisitions in Maverick Ahanmisi and Abu Tratter, plus an unfamiliar face in import Justin Watts and new head coach Jeff Cariaso, are what the Aces would be unveiling following a frenetic re-tooling over the past month.
Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel hopes the relatively limited time Alaska had to familiarize with its newcomers would work in his team’s favor. “Siyempre, sana hindi pa enough ‘yung adjustment period nila,” he said on the eve of the match.
“Pero on our part, we’re ready,” added Cardel, now in his fourth conference at the helm of the franchise formerly known as Kia.
The Dyip have had to make a few adjustments of their own, mainly regarding new acquisitions Juami Tiongson, Lervin Flores and Joseph Gabayni.
|September 20, 2019||4:30 pm||PBA||2019 Governors' Cup|
|Mall of Asia Arena|