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PBA: Yeng Guiao says NLEX nears breakthrough

/ 11:11 PM September 03, 2022
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Coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—PBA champion coach Yeng Guiao believes it’s only a matter of time before NLEX finally gets over the hump.

The Road Warriors have a promising core, led by Kevin Alas, Don Trollano and Calvin Oftana, and more to be able to contend for a championship—something which Guiao wasn’t able to deliver after the two parties surprisingly announced they have mutually parted ways.

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“I think this is the stage where the pieces, camaraderie, chemistry and system are all there already,” Guiao said on Power&Play.

“It’s in a breakthrough position. I will be proud if this team is able to advance or even play better without me. I will take pride in that.”

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Guiao and NLEX ended a six-year partnership on Friday.

The multi-titled mentor steered the Road Warriors to several playoff runs including a pair of semifinal stints.

NLEX was booted out by Magnolia in a best-of-three series in the 2022 Philippine Cup quarterfinals in what turned out to be Guiao’s final conference with the team.

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