Basketball legend Robert Jaworki. File Photo.
MANILA, Philippines – Basketball legend Robert Jaworki is reportedly in talks to get back his coaching job in Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
Rumors of his possible return were resurrected after the Gin Kings were unceremoniously booted out of the race for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Tuesday.
A source cited by Spin.ph’s Snow Badua revealed that Jaworski, who was known for his “Never Say Die” spirit during his Ginebra days, has been keeping an open communication with San Miguel Corp. president Ramon Ang.
“Confidential pa kasi 'yung lahat. But there is an ongoing negotiation,” said the source. “Wala pang definite, but there are negotiations.”
Ginebra fans vented their frustrations through social media after an uncharacteristic Barangay Ginebra lost to Talk ‘N Text in the playoffs on Tuesday.
The Tropang Texters, who were armed by a twice-to-beat edge, overwhelmed the Gin Kings, 97-84. The loss ended Barangay Ginebra’s run in the Commissioner’s Cup.
Even Ginebra’s star player Mark Caguioa blasted his teammates for lacking heart against the Tropang Texters, saying his teammates seemed unaware of Ginebra’ “Never Say Die” tradition.
“Parang ito ‘yung mga player ngayon na parang hindi alam ang history ng Ginebra. I don’t think they know kasi parang walang mga pake,” he said.