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Jollo Go signs a free-agent contract with Phoenix and is reunited with coach Jamike

Jan 25, 2023

Jollo Go discovered a new home in Phoenix, where he can meet up with someone who is quite familiar to him.

Go hooked up with the Fuel Masters for the PBA Governors Cup after parting ties with Blackwater, where former Batang Gilas player Jamike Jarin would coach him.

Go previously participated in under-16, under-17, and under-18 Gilas competitions for Jarin.

Jarin replaced Topex Robinson as the interim coach of Phoenix.

Go’s contract with Blackwater ended in December of last year, and as he was busy planning his wedding, he was unable to continue attending the Bossing’s sessions.

The La Salle alumnus claimed that at the time, he was unaware of the Bossing’s intentions to renew his contract.

He was thankful to Blackwater for giving him the opportunity to fulfill his ambition of playing in the PBA, though.

While representing Marinerong Pilipino in the D-League during the Philippine Cup, he was called up by the Bossing and played for two conferences with the team.

He now has a new surroundings and a fresh start.

On the other hand, over the course of his career, Jamike Jarin has served as a basketball coach at various levels. Now, albeit on a temporary basis, he receives his first head coaching position in the PBA with Phoenix Super LPG.

Topex Robinson’s choice to assume the head coaching position at La Salle has resulted in Jarin taking over the Fuel Masters. Jarin added that although the nomination was unexpected, he was looking forward to the chance.

With the San Beda Red Lions, he won the 2016 NCAA title, and the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, under his prior leadership, won the UAAP juniors basketball championship three times.

Looking back on his time as a basketball coach on Tuesday, Jarin remarked, If there is a Cinderella story, maybe it’s a good Cinderella story.

A Cinderella narrative must, of course, end happily, and Jarin realized that in order for that to happen, he needed to continuously outperform the Fuel Masters in games.

The fact that 52-year-old Jarin has worked for the company for three years is a plus. The Fuel Masters, according to Jarin, will still use the system Robinson used with the team with a few modifications.

It’s not yet known if Phoenix will continue seeking for a permanent coach or if Jarin will eventually take that position. However, Jarin claimed he did not care.

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