Several of the Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) most distinguished coaches have said that the league’s possible resumption will largely depend on everyone’s ability to stay disciplined and adhere to all the health protocols that have been put in place.
The 45th season of the PBA started back in March but was halted after just one game because of the health crisis. Since then, the league has inched its way to a potential return, starting with the go-signal that was given by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for PBA teams to return to practice, albeit in small batches.
The PBA has said in the past that it is giving itself until the month of August to decide whether or not it will continue on with the season.
NLEX’s fiery head coach Yeng Guiao said that patience and discipline will be two important virtues that everyone needs to have in spades at this juncture.
"We need to be patient at these times, make sure we take care of one another, follow all the protocols with discipline," Guiao said in the show “The Huddle” that was aired on PBA Rush.
Meralco head coach Normal Black said that discipline will be crucial in everything that they do.
"This is not going to be easy, guys. You're talking about a lot of people who are going to be disciplined and stay within that bubble. You're not just thinking about yourself but of others. You have to take care of yourself, your family members and you can't let anybody into your bubble because that may cause sickness. There's a lot of discipline that goes hand in hand with what we're trying to do," said Black.
Ginebra head coach Tim Cone meanwhile, exclaimed that players should take this moment as a learning opportunity.
"I think this is a great learning tool for the players to think more beyond their selves, looking at the big picture, remembering what this is all about. The key word is discipline and everybody's got to be disciplined and thinking about the next person. All for one, one for all," shared Cone. (JNP)