Goodbye larong labas. It’s time to go back to the mainstream.
Left without a team to play for at the start of the season, Willie Miller was forced to play in every minor league he could to feed his family. He’s become a resident star in Marikina and is one of the most sought-after players from the Philippine Basketball Association.
His decision to stay in shape by playing in minor leagues proved to be a blessing in disguise for the two-time PBA Most Valuable Player, who finally got a call from Talk ‘N Text management.
Multiple sources from the squad told Tiebreaker Times that Talk ‘N Text has finally come to terms signing up the lefty guard from Olongapo City for the rest of the season.
“He’ll take over the spot vacated by Jimmy Alapag,” said one of the sources privy to the negotiations. “Right now, the team [needs] a guard, a veteran guard who can stabilize our backcourt.”
Miller will join a Talk ‘N Text squad beefed up by a young backcourt lineup headed by Jayson Castro and rookie Kevin Alas.
Another source added that Miller has been practicing with the squad for several days now and appeared to be in shape.
“The coaching staff was impressed by what they saw. They believe Willie can still play against some of the best players in the tournament,” added the source.
Miller last played for Barako Bull, but because the team couldn’t give Miller a decent offer, he was asked to look for other teams.
Expansion team Blackwater Sports came into the picture, but the offer made was turned down by the veteran player.