Brgy. Ginebra reserve big man Raymond Aguilar obviously doesn’t know his coach that well.
With the game clock down to 10 seconds and his team up by 11, the seldom-used forward converted on an uncontested basket much to the dismay of Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone.
Cone, the league’s most successful bench tactician with 21 titles tucked under his belt, hasn’t hidden the fact that he abhors scoring during last possessions when the team is already up by an insurmountable margin.
“Furious at Raymond for taking that last shot. I am absolutely steaming. I make a big deal about that not doing it to us and I have a guy that does it. I’m just steaming mad,” said the American mentor during the post-game press conference.
During a recent game against Alaska, Cone showed his displeasure for such moves by refusing to shake the hand of coach Alex Compton after the Aces, on the go-signal of Compton himself, attempted and converted a three-pointer despite being already up by 23 points.
This time, it was a player on his team that showed disrespect to the other team and Cone did not hesitate in reprimanding him.
“I went in and yelled at Raymond after the game before I came in here for taking that shot. It shouldn’t be done,” said Cone who also apologized to Bolts coach Norman Black for the incident.