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    Al-Hussaini won't be surprised if he ends up playing for Black again

    Jan 24, 2013
    "Siya ang favorite kong coach," says Globalport center Rabeh Al-Hussaini when asked about the prospects of playing for Norman Black at Talk 'N Text. Jerome Ascano

    AS rumors of his impending trade continue to swirl, Globalport's young center Rabeh Al-Hussaini bared he won’t be surprised he finds himself on the move soon.

    “Kung matutuloy magugulat ba ako? Hindi. Ilang beses ko nang narinig yan, eh”, said the outspoken former UAAP MVP in reacting to a Spin.ph article about renewed negotiation between the Batang Pier and Talk 'N Text.

    Al-Hussaini is said to be targeted in a straight swap with Japeth Aguilar by the Texters. Like Aguilar, Al-Hussaini played under Texters coach Norman Black in college at Ateneo.

    “Kahit anong mangyari sa season ready ako," the Fil-Kuwaiti big man said. “Wala naman akong magagawa dyan, tau-tauhan lang naman ako. Magpapagaling na lang ako mag-isa sa laro.”

    Asked about the prospects of playing for Black, Al-Hussaini said: "Siya ang favorite kong coach."

    For now, Al-Hussaini said he is trying his best not to think about the trade rumors as he focuses on getting his game ready for the import-spiced Commissioner's Cup.

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    The three-year pro also stressed that he is up happy with the way things are shaping up at Globalport under new coach Junel Baculi.

    “As of now, maganda yung role ko na binibigay ni coach Junel, four spot (power forward) ang pinapagawa niya, pinapasabay ako sa import," said Al-Hussaini.

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    But the 2011 Rookie of the Year insisted that he will be ready for whatever happens from hereon.

    “Kung ano magiging desisyon, wala ako magagawa dun … sunod na lang ako sa agos,” he said.

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    "Siya ang favorite kong coach," says Globalport center Rabeh Al-Hussaini when asked about the prospects of playing for Norman Black at Talk 'N Text. Jerome Ascano
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