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Familiar faces a big help for Nash

/ 05:15 AM February 01, 2020

Nash Racela will be returning to PBA coaching grateful for a couple of things in place at Blackwater.

“It’s a gift to be able to get back into the PBA,” he said Friday afternoon, shortly after the Elite’s practice at Aero Sports Center in Quezon City.

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“But to get familiar faces playing for me?” he asked. “It really helps.”

Racela was appointed head coach of Blackwater late November last year and joins a team that includes former Far Eastern U standouts led by Mac Belo.

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Racela used to coach the Tamaraws and was a consultant for his brother and current head coach Olsen Racela.

“This is a new team with new pieces so there’s a lot more teaching going on that’s why the progression is a bit slow,” he said.

“But it really helps that we have guys I am familiar with.” Which perhaps explains why he is optimistic his charges can improve their forgettable 2-9 finish in last season’s Philippine Cup.

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