PBA: Ranidel sees a younger version of himself in this TNT player

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 17 2020 10:59 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo said he is happy to return to TNT KaTropa's fold, albeit in a different role.

He is now part of the coaching staff, which means he will be tasked to develop some of the players, including Troy Rosario.

"Naa-alala ko (ang sarili ko) kay Troy. Parehong-pareho talaga kami ng laro," he said in an article posted on the PBA's official website.

"Kaya nga gusto ko rin na nandoon ako sa team para makasama ko ulit siya."

De Ocampo was able to play with Rosario for 2 years before transferring to Meralco. He now wants Rosario to ramp up his game.

"Gusto ko rin kasi magkaroon siya ng sariling impact. Kumbaga hindi nila sasabihin na Ranidel De Ocampo version (lang). Gusto ko meron siyang sarili," said De Ocampo.

He added that he will also be keeping his eyes on other TNT players. 

"Gusto kong gabayan siya, sila Poy (Erram), at tsaka yung iba pang mga players," he said. "Siguro doon muna ako bilang coach."

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