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Barangay Ginebra’s new leader remains patient as teammates continue to learn system

LA Tenorio knows the struggle of a team learning a complicated system like the triangle offense. So he remains patient and hopes the team will finally get the finer details in this system which has become successful for teams through the years.

“Patient naman ako, hindi ako naiinis. Sila na nga actually ang naiinis ngayon,” Tenorio said in jest when he spoke to media following Barangay Ginebra’s loss to NLEX on Wednesday night. “I know it will take time. Hindi naman madali yan.”

Designated as the new team captain of Barangay Ginebra, Tenorio is looking to set as an example for his squad in terms of sharing the values of the triangle.

“What I’m doing is I’m distributing the ball to the right person – Greg (Slaughter), Japeth (Aguilar), Mark (Caguioa), Joseph (Yeo). I’m no longer looking for myself now. I’ve been telling them, don’t worry about me, because I know the system. Kailangan ma-feel nila na since alam ko yung triangle, kailangan nilang maramdaman na kaya ko silang dalhin.”

For Tenorio, the team has to accept that they need to work on their biggest advantage.

“Si Greg and Japeth talaga yung biggest advantage ng team. They will be the first option. We have to really work on our advantage,” added Tenorio.

Tenorio’s faith on the two big men remains high even after the squad lost its first game this season after the twin towers were neutralized.
But the cool and calculating guard explained that they were not prepared enough for the zone defense.

“Hindi lang naming na-execute ng maayos yung plans naming against zone,” he added.

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