MANILA, Philippines – Former Indonesia Warriors coach Todd Purves will be joining Petron Blaze as a coaching consultant in the final week of July after he finishes his duty at the Memphis Grizzlies at the NBA Summer League.
According to Spin.ph’s Snow Badua, Purves will be teaming up with a newly revamped Petron coaching staff that includes head coach Gee Abanilla and deputies Koy Banal, Biboy Ravanes and Leo Austria.
“He’ll be a good addition, we expect to learn a lot from him,” a team insider told Badua.
The team official, however, believes Purves will be different from their former coaching consultant, Rajko Toroman, who called up plays despite the presence of them Petron coach Olsen Racela.
“Hindi naman niya character 'yun,” he said. “Saka alam naman niya na hindi pa niya kilala ang strengths and weaknesses ng players, so I don’t think gagawin niya 'yun."