By hook or by crook, Star head coach Jason Webb is determined to turn the Hotshots’ fortune around this season –even if it takes a ripped pants.
Webb experienced a wardrobe malfunction midway in their nail-biting duel against GlobalPort Batang Pier, but all’s well that ends well as the Hotshots finally notched their first win in the Governors’ Cup.
“Nakita ba? I had it sewn after. For a losing streak, I’m going to rip my pants again. Whatever it takes to win,” said Webb, who was visibly emotional in the game.
Thankfully, a 20-minute power outage due to heavy rains at the start of the fourth quarter allowed Webb to head over the dugout to have his pants fixed.
Webb, who replaced veteran mentor Tim Cone at Star’s helm, took the whammy as stars finally starting to align for his wards in this season-ending conference.
“Let’s just say that we won so it’s supposed to be good,” said the first-year professional coach of the match disruption.
Despite struggling to register convincing wins, Webb hopes they can get something going now.
“We put ourselves in a pickle but at the end of the day, these games, they’re not final or is it fatal so we’re still alive even if we started poorly,” said the TV analyst-turned coach in the post-game interview. – By Jason Mercene
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