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    Alaska bent on bringing back Mike Harris for 'unfinished business'

    Jul 25, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    IS Mike Harris coming back for unfinished business with Alaska?

    Coach Alex Compton hopes so as he disclosed serious efforts to bring back last year's Best Import to reinforce the Aces anew in the season-ending Governors Cup

    Harris was at the helm when the Aces advanced to the finals of this same conference last season but lost to Romeo Travis and Magnolia in six games of the finals.

    Compton describes the 35-year-old Harris as 'one heck of an individual and one heck of a player.'

    "I love Mike Harris. And I hope we can bring him back," said the Alaska coach.

    If Barangay Ginebra has a Justine Brownlee, Compton says Alaska has Harris.

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      "Best teammate I've ever seen as an import. Best work ethic, total leader, and complete winner," he said of the do-it-all Harris.

      Team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu did confirm Alaska is eyeing Harris anew in an interview with SPIN.ph's Meilin Lozada.

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      "I hope so to get Mike Harris coming back," said Uytengsu on Wednesday night during the sudden-death game between Alaska and TnT Katropa for a berth in the semifinals of the Commissioner's Cup.

      "So we hope to be back in the finals and win it."

      Alaska fell short of completing an upset of top seed TnT Katropa after losing, 104-93, in their do-or-die encounter at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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