The Talk ‘N Text KaTropa Texters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at 5:00 P.M. on September 22, 2018 live from Passi City.
The KaTropa are looking to solve their losing problems by shaking up their coaching staff and looking forward a better result in Passi City while the Elasto Painters will make its debut in this season-ending tourney.
Talk ‘N Text have an early dismal performance this 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup. To solve their woes early this conference, they already shipped back two imports, Michael Glover and Stacy Davis. In their 5:00 PM scheduled duel with RoS, they’ll parade a new foreign hire but not new in the PBA.
Marqus Blakely is back in the Philippines. His previous stint was with the San Mig Coffee Mixers (currently the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok) and he helped the squad earned the 2013 and 2014 Governors’ Cup titles.
Talking about debut, Bong Ravena got promoted and will now be the new head coach of the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa. He will be spearheaded by a former New Zealand Tall Black player Mark Dickel and will take the role of team’s consultant.
“I believe in myself, so I have no fear of failing. Also the team TNT is a traditional basketball powerhouse in a basketball-mad country,” said Dickel in his interview with Otago Daily Times.
Most of the players of Rain or Shine along with their head coach was tasked to represent the country in the 2018 Asian Games and several of them even joined the Gilas Pilipinas in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Cup Qualifiers.
Those experience playing in an international competition is surely valuable and we will see this in display in front of PBA fans in Passi City.