Christian Standhardinger gives his farewell message to NorthPort Batang Pier via Instagram after he was dealt with the Gin Kings.
The 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Best Player of the Conference highlighted his best time with his now-former team on his IG post. From their historic five-game winning streak to beat the number seed (NLEX Road Warriors) in the first round of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs where they needed to win twice to advance to the next round.
“I will never forget our 5-game winning streak, 4 of which are do-or-die games! Also, when we upset the number one ranked team and reach the semifinals in our first conference together.”
Standhardinger ended his short statement by thanking head coach Pido Jarencio for his all-out trust which was the “Fireman’s” promise when he joined his squad.
“Moreover, I would like to extended my gratitude to Coach Pido! Thank you coach, for allowing me to go all out for the team and giving me the trust that comes with it.”
It was said that playing time was the issue of C-Stan when he was with the San Miguel Beermen and after he landed with NorthPort, coach Jarencio unleashed him by loading him tons of playing minutes. In that triple OT with NLEX, Standhardinger logged 61 minutes and registered import-level stats with 33 points and 23 rebounds.
The Fil-German was one of the early favorites to win the 2020 PBA Most Valuable Player after his great performance in the 2019 season-ending tournament. However, it didn’t well for NorthPort as Batang Pier only managed to deliver one victory in that PBA bubble games in Pampanga.
Now that he is now with the Gin Kings and under the watchful eyes of head coach Tim Cone, many agree that it’ll be a grand-slam year for Ginebra for the upcoming 46th PBA season.