Jeff Chan struggles in his first Ginebra game as he figures out Cone’s system
Jeff Chan is one of the most prolific shooters in PBA history, but that won’t immediately turn him into a perfect system player just one day after getting traded from Phoenix to Barangay Ginebra.
The former Gilas sniper evidently had difficulties playing for coach Tim Cone in a team he’s been with for less than two days and struggled to find his rhythm in the Gin Kings’ 134-107 win over Columbian.
“I still have to learn coach Tim’s system because, of course, I’ve only practiced with them for one day and I’m just trying to find my spots,” said Chan in Filipino.
The two-time champion and one-time Finals MVP finished with four points, all on free throws, while missing all three of his shot attempts from the field.
His other contributions were three rebounds, two assists, and a steal.
“I think I did okay in my first game although my teammates were shouting from the bench pointing to where I should be on the floor because, again, I still don’t have a mastery of the system,” said Chan.
“Coach Tim was still forgiving because he knows this is my first game.”
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