BARANGAY Ginebra’s new coach Frankie Lim said he’s looking at four to five more tuneup games to get the Gin Kings ready under his new system as they prepare for the season-ending Governors Cup.
Ginebra played its first tuneup game on Saturday, whipping the Moala Tautuaa-led Cebuana Lhuillier, 100-89, behind Asian import Sanchir Tungalag’s 25 points.
Despite the 11-point win without an American import, Lim admitted they are still far from where he wants them to be since he started running the team’s practice two weeks ago.
“We’re not yet in tip-top shape, but we’re getting there,” Lim told Spin.ph on Monday.
“Maganda naman ang execution nila (Gin Kings). And maganda naman ang tinatakbo so far, though, siguro four to five (practice) games pa before (the) start (of the Governors Cup.”
Lim wants Ginebra's team of veterans and youngsters to run at every opportunity, the reason one of his priorities is to get everyone in top shape under the supervision of assistant coach and conditioning coach Kirk Colier.
“It’s more on execution ng plays and defense. Maganda naman ang nangyayari though malayo pa, pero siguro, given a few more weeks, medyo okay na kami,” he added.
Lim, a multi-titled NCAA coach said they are currently in talks with an American import, whom he declined to name at the moment.
“Siguro by next week or early next week (pa darating),” said Lim. “Per hinahanap namin is scorer dapat.”