A week ago a rumor came out saying that Purefoods Star Hotshots head coach Tim Cone might leave the team in favor of sister company team the Barangay Ginebra GinKings .
Coach Tim Cone and the Purefoods team had a rough season this year, they failed to defend their previous championship title last year winning a total of 4 out of 6 titles in 2 years. This year the team failed miserably being booted out in the quarterfinal round in the all Filipino cup. Reached the semis in the Commissioner’s cup winning the 1st game in blowout fashion only to lose 3 straight games against the eventual champion team the Talk and Texters. Again reached the semis in the governors cup but swept in 3 games by the Alaska Aces. Actually they had a decent year, they reached the semis twice but as a basketball fan you can clearly see that the team lacks the desire, passion and hunger to reach the top because they’ve already reach the peek last year by winning it all.
Barangay Ginebra (most popular team in the country) on the other hand is on an eight year title drought and only reached the finals once in a span of 8 years. The problem with this team is they change their coach in a blink of an eye, from coaches Siot to Jong to Siot again and to Jong again then Chua to Agustin , Agustin to Sauler, Sauler to Agustin, Agustin to Cariaso, Cariaso to Agustin again and last conference Franky Lim was newly appointed only to be ousted after one conference and now the Zen Master of the Philippines coach Tim cone.
Coach Tim Cone is the leading proponent of the triangle offense not only in the Philippines but also internationally, he is the winningest coach in the PBA with a total of 18 championship in a span of 26 years. 13 titles with Alaska aces in 22years with a rare Grandslam in 1996 then he went to coach purefoods in 2011 giving them 5 championship in 4 years and also a grandslam year last season. A grandslam is winning all 3 championship in a season which only 5 teams had achieve in the 40 years of its existence, CTC achieve it twice. Now his trying to bring his winning ways to th Barangay Ginebra Ginkings.
Purefoods fans tried to appeal to the SMC mgmt by creating havoc online making petition and making hashtags #NoToTimKangCone #NoToTimKangCone #NoToTimKangCone #NoToCoachTimsTransfer #SpareStarHotshots#NoToKangCone but in the end the management decided to stick with their decision and coach Tim Cone accepting the challenge to finally lead the Barangay Ginebra Ginkings their much awaited title which will make the legions of Barangay Ginebra fans ecstatic.