ALLEN Durham will take a short leave from Meralco to return to the US and for the birth of his first child.
Meralco coach Norman Black said the team has excused their longtime import for the very important life moment. The Bolts will play without an import in their next tune-up game.
“I know we will be playing a tune-up next week. We will play that all-Filipino because Allen Durham will be going home to see the delivery of his kid this week. He’ll be flying back right after,” said Black after Friday’s tune-up game at the Meralco Gym.
Durham is in his fourth stint with the Bolts, leading the team to two finals appearances.
The two-time Best Import awardee is excited for the moment, and can’t wait to go home to finally see the baby.
“I’ll go home this Sunday. I’ll be gone for 10 days. My fiancée and I, we are going to have a baby like in the (September) 4th or something like that. I’m excited,” the 31-year-old Durham said.
“It hasn’t hit yet. Just realized that when I come back here, I’m going to be a dad. It’s getting exciting. I’m excited to get home,” said Durham.
When Durham returns, he will have a busy schedule as, aside from the Governors’ Cup, he will be playing for the Bolts in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Bangkok next month where he will be teaming up with Renaldo Balkman.