KERAMIX coach Caloy Garcia looks to score a win against former team Letran, but brushed off suggestions of a revenge angle when the Mixers face MP Hotel on Thursday in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena.
“Playing against Letran the first game, siyempre gusto ko manalo,” said Garcia. “Every game is important so we have to win. But I have no bad blood against Letran. Tapos na ’yun.”
Formerly known as Racal Motors, Keramix will clash with MP Hotel, which has a school tie-up with Letran, at 3 p.m. in the second game of the doubleheader to start the conference.
Garcia handled the Knights in the NCAA for two years before being replaced recently by Alden Ayo.
Racal Motors missed the quarterfinal round in their debut conference in the Aspirants Cup but Garcia is confident the revitalized and rebadged Keramix Mixers will bounce back.
The Mixers beefed up their lineup with NCAA standouts Jiovanni Jalalon, Keith Agovida, Luis Sinco, and Zach Nichols.
“What we lack in height we’ll make up for in speed,” Garcia said. “We want an open court type of play kasi nga maliit kami and its hard sa halfcourt kasi physical yung game.”
ATC Liver Marin-San Sebastian battles AMA University in its league debut in the 1 p.m. game.