RYAN Gregorio promised last September he would let his hair grow until Meralco wins a breakthrough championship in the PBA.
A few months later, the title remained elusive for the Bolts and the superstitious 41-year-old mentor is now planning to change his hairstyle for a change of luck.
“I think the hair thing, it’s not really a promise ‘promise.’ It’s something that I don’t care at this point,” Gregorio told Spin.ph after the Bolts absorbed an 86-99 loss to Barako Bull on Sunday in the PLDT myDSL-Philippine Cup. “It’s just really finding ways to win.”
Gregorio, who has not let his hair grow this long as far as people can remember, bared he’s bound for the barber shop soon.
“It’s part of the plan - to have a clean look in the coming year.”
Gregorio seemed to have a bad hair day Sunday as the Bolts lost their third straight game and sixth overall against three wins, dropping them to a tie for seventh place with their conquerors and Alaska.
“It’s just one of those days where they really shot well from the three,” said Gregorio, whose team let the Energy convert 14 three-pointers. “When our opponent scores ninety-nine points that means our defense is really lacking.”
Despite welcoming energizer bunny Cliff Hodge back to the fold, Gregorio felt his team didn’t have enough spunk to stay toe-to-toe with Barako.
“We simply didn’t have the legs. We didn’t compete out there, plain and simple.”
“It’s always a cause of concern every time we lose a game,” he added. “But it’s not like it’s the end of the road for us.”