Pido Jarencio of Antipolo recognizes the importance of increasing the winning margin at the endgame, especially because the PBA Philippine Cup is played in a quotient system.
But calling a timeout with the game’s outcome already decided and doing nothing to score is something he would not tolerate.
See Vanguardia apologizes to Jarencio for the timeout and slams insults about his mother.
“Ano ba ang purpose ng timeout? [what’s the purpose of time out?] Di ba para mag-shoot, [isn’t about to shoot?]” the NorthPort coach stated as he described his side of the endgame brawl he had with Blackwater rival Ariel Vanguardia on Saturday at the Ynares Center.
“Pero nung nakuha ni (Rashawn) McCarthy yung bola, sabi niya (Vanguardia), ‘o wag na, wag na, wag mo nang i-shoot.’ Tama ba yun? Rinig na rinig naming lahat, [but when McCarthy got the ball, he said to Vanguardia ‘don’t. don’t shoot it’ is that right? we all heard it]” Jarencio added. “Hindi lang ako ang binabastos niya, yung buong organisasyon namin ang binabastos niya. [it is not just me who he insulted; it is also our entire organization]
The issue arose in the final six seconds of the game, with the Bossing leading 97 to 90, when Vanguardia chose to request a timeout while in possession of the ball.
Jarencio recognized the initial move since it had been agreed upon during the coaches’ meeting that teams might request a timeout in such a situation because the quotient system would be used at the end of the eliminations, especially among teams in the bottom half of the standings.
The Bossing, though, surprised the NorthPort coaching staff by failing to call a play or attempt a shot, angering Jarencio at the buzzer and prompting him to confront Vanguardia at center court during the usual handshake.
Pido Jarencio on Ariel Vanguardia’s endgame call: “Hindi lang ako ang binabastos niya, yung buong organisasyon namin ang binabastos niya.” [it is not just me who he insulted; it is also our entire organization]
According to Vanguardia, Bossing would have loved to score but didn’t have the opportunity.
“I had no choice but to do what I had to do.” “Gusto ko rin umiskor, pero walang opportunity, [I want to score but there was no opportunity]” Vanguardia remarked of the final play, which concluded with McCarthy simply holding the basketball.
“But coach Pido, I’m sorry if na-offend kita. [if I offended you] I apologize na hindi ako tumira sa last possession. [I apologized that I didn’t shoot in the last possession]”
Shortly after the game, Jarencio disclosed what he told Vanguardia.
“Bakit nag-timeout ka, wala ka palang gagawin, [why did you time-out if you didn’t do anything?]” After the action, the NorthPort coach told Vanguardia, who assumed he was provoked.
“Kung humihingi ka ng respeto, dapat marunong ka ring remespeto sa ibang tao, [if you’re asking for respect, you should know how to respect others too]” the veteran coach said
“Ako ok naman sa akin yun, talo kami. Ini-explain pa nga nung coaching staff ko baka sa quotient,” [I’m ok with that, we lose. My coaching staff explained that it’s probably quotient]”n
he added. “Agree naman ako doon, pero kung may purpose. Pero wala namang purpose yung timeout, e. [I do agree with that, but there is a purpose. Time out doesn’t have a purpose]”
The Batang Pier dropped their second consecutive game, bringing their record to 2 to 2.