MANILA, Philippines — Far Japanese College coach Olsen Racela had blended feelings after RJ Abarrientos nailed the game-winning triple to get the very best of his brother Nash and Adamson of their first sibling battle within the UAAP Season 84 males’s basketball event.
Whereas the Tamaraws’ have been celebrating Abarrientos’ clutch trey with 8.9 seconds to go as they escaped the Falcons with a thrilling 66-65 victory on Thursday at Mall of Asia Enviornment, Olsen walked straight and shook the palms of the opposing crew, coached by his youthful brother.
The FEU coach was completely satisfied to get their first profitable streak of the season with an improved 3-3 file however it was robust for him seeing Adamson take in one other loss in a detailed sport, falling to 1-5.
“Combined feelings for me. I’m proud of the win however when the ultimate buzzer and we’re up strolling to the opposite aspect I noticed my brother, I had blended feelings,” the elder Racela mentioned. “However one crew has to win and one crew has to lose. That’s the way it works.”
Though it was one other heartbreaking loss, Nash was glad that Adamson and FEU performed “among the finest video games to date this season.”
The former FEU coach, who’s now calling the photographs for the revamped Falcons, continues to belief the method of their rebuild after Jerom Lastimosa nailed a triple with 20 seconds left for a 65-63 lead solely to overlook one other potential game-winner of their ultimate possession, failing to reply Abarrientos’ trey.
“It may have gone both method,” Nash mentioned. “To be sincere, we (me and Olsen) don’t know one another’s teaching technique. Now we have slightly little bit of an thought of what one another will do however immediately I feel each of us have been shocked with how the opposite coached.”
The youthful Racela added their sibling battle simply introduced the very best out of one another.
“From the start, I at all times mentioned while you’re acquainted with one another. It’ll simply carry out the very best in each of you. I feel immediately we simply did that,” he mentioned.
Olsen was relieved that his wards caught to his sport plan even realizing that Nash is acquainted with FEU’s system, which the latter coached from 2012 to 2016 earlier than working as advisor in 2018 to 2019.
“In case you stick with what’s working for you, even the opposing aspect is aware of what you’re doing, simply carry on doing it so long as it’s working. Identical with coach Nash,” Olsen mentioned. “Once they’re up by eight, I need to commend gamers for not giving up. We may’ve given up simply however they confirmed us the true spirit that FEU is searching for.”
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