Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

Luigi Trillo is the brand new head coach of the Meralco Bolts. –PBA IMAGES

Constructing on the features of earlier season is the objective Luigi Trillo want to accomplish now that he’s tasked to name the photographs for Meralco following a training shuffle on Monday.

“Now we have a great group of men who’re very hardworking and are excited for this subsequent chapter,” Trillo stated when requested of his appointment.

Trillo, who a decade in the past gained his first Philippine Basketball Affiliation (PBA) championship when he steered Alaska to the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup title, hopes to do the identical for a Meralco franchise that had reached the Finals 4 occasions below Norman Black.

Black will stay with Meralco as marketing consultant whereas Trillo will get assist from Serbian coach Nenad Vucinic, who was named energetic marketing consultant.

“I’m very grateful for the chance. I look ahead to working intently with coach Nenad and the entire group. We hope to construct on coach Norman’s vital achievements of the previous 9 years,” stated Trillo.

The brand new setup is a web page Meralco took out of the playbook of sister group TNT, the winner of the current Governors’ Cup that put a near the league’s forty seventh season.

TNT emerged champion with coach Jojo Lastimosa being the person in cost with Serbian Lale Gorunovic as energetic marketing consultant. Chot Reyes took on a senior consultancy function, a minimum of for the just-concluded convention, as a result of his deal with the Gilas Pilipinas program.

The Bolts have proven they will succeed below Trillo, who briefly dealt with the group on an interim foundation within the Philippine Cup when Black left for america for private causes.

Beneath his stewardship, Meralco was in a position to attain the semifinals of the All-Filipino event by the use of an exciting quarterfinal win over Barangay Ginebra.

Trillo’s run of success even led to his identify being floated to take over NLEX following Yeng Guiao’s departure. The vacant seat was ultimately crammed by Frankie Lim.

Black steps apart after a tenure that began in 2014, slowly turning the Bolts right into a group that constantly competes for a championship.

Meralco has reached the semis in six of the final seven conferences.

However Meralco misplaced all 4 of its journeys to the Finals to Barangay Ginebra, all within the season-ending Governors’ Cup.

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