Helterbrand to sign one-year extension with Ginebra
After helping end Ginebra’s eight-year title drought, Jayjay Helterbrand gets one more crack at it before he calls it a career.
Helterbrand, the other half of the Fast and the Furious duo, is set to extend his career for one more season to help the Gin Kings sustain the breakthrough they had in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup.
“He will be back. He will sign for another year,” said coach Tim Cone on Friday.
Seldom used throughout the season, the 2009 Most Valuable Player reminded everyone his worth to the team in the Governors’ Cup Finals, proving to be a vital cog in Ginebra’s memorable series against Meralco.
And Cone believes the 40-year Helterbrand still has some gas left in his tank.
“He is ready to play. I think he is going to help in the build up for next season,” he said.
Cone shared that Helterbrand and the management is yet to talk about the extension, but he expects to see his veteran point guard on the hardcourt once the preparations for the 2017 season begin on the second week of November.
“The intention on both sides is the same so I expect the deal to be done,” he said.
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