Tiu still has more to show, says coaches Guiao, Garcia

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “This year I think was his best in his whole career especially the second conference. I hope or I wish that he can still play one more year. I think this year was his best,” said Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia.“I’m happy with my performance. I think given all my other commitments, I did what I could to help the team, to be in the best physical shape to lead the team to victory as much as I can and I’m very thankful to coach Caloy because he really gave me the opportunity this year,” Tiu said. “He really trusted me and allowed me to play my game especially during the most important stretches of the game.”Like Garcia, Guiao believes Tiu still has a lot more to give.“Maybe he’ll change his mind later tonight because he saw that his body can still take it and I’m sure he’d be welcome with open arms by Rain or Shine management,” said Guiao, who picked Tiu as the seventh overall pick in the 2012 PBA Draft.“Chris is still good for another couple of years but as I’ve said, he might have different priorities at this point in his life.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Man City’s threats to UEFA revealed in leaked documents “So this is what it feels like when your teammates are always looking for you and wanting you to shoot,” he said with a chuckle “They kept looking for me, setting screens for me and if I miss they urge me to shoot again. This is what it feels like and it feels good.”Not only can he still play, he is still going strong at 33 years old after playing the best basketball of his life this season capped off by a career performance to lead Rain or Shine past NLEX, 107-101, and his former longtime coach Yeng Guiao in a game where the Elasto Painters weren’t supposed to win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Tiu delivers career game in possible swan song in Rain or Shine winIn his possible swan song, Tiu unleashed 30 points on top of four rebounds and five assists with the Painters playing all-Filipino and missing several of their key players in Beau Belga, Maverick Ahanmisi and Raymond Almazan. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA IMAGESChris Tiu is at a crossroads in his celebrated basketball career, but whether he chooses to hang up his sneakers or keep playing, one thing remains certain on Saturday night.“I think I can still play,” Tiu said. “I mean, today, I don’t know how many minutes I played but I felt pretty good.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more