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MANILA, Philippines—Issues could also be unsure for Blackwater because it enters a brand new period below coach Jeffrey Cariaso however one factor’s for positive: Troy Rosario is the unquestioned chief of the squad.

“Troy’s our man. He’s our foremost man and he is aware of that. Once I first took over, he was the primary one I spoke to with regard to understanding what his position shall be,” stated Cariaso.

“As a result of we’ve a man like Troy, I don’t assume I’ve had a man at his stage. Him with the ability to be that elite and in Gilas stage, in some methods, this might be a greater workforce from the previous two that I’ve coached and that’s the objective.”

Rosario hasn’t been the identical constant participant with Blackwater in comparison with his days with the TNT Tropang Giga resulting from accidents with the newest one being a proper calf pressure throughout the season-ending Governors’ Cup final yr.

However Cariaso assured that Rosario is again to his outdated self because the forty eighth Season of the PBA looms.

“Now that he’s recovered, there’s been time for him to work on his expertise and due to the time earlier than the opening, he was capable of fine-tune plenty of his expertise and greater than something, I believe he’s feeling good.”

“Typically whenever you’re feeling one thing and you’ve got tweaks right here and there or minor accidents you possibly can’t carry out and do the belongings you need. I’ve at all times stated this, so long as he’s wholesome he’s gonna have an ideal yr.”

Rosario confirmed glimpses of his outdated type throughout the PBA on Tour the place he averaged 14.3 factors and 5.9 rebounds per sport.

Cariaso and the Bossing will hope to see extra of the identical from Rosario when the PBA formally opens with the Commisioners’ Cup convention on Nov. 5.

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