COACH Jong Uichico is not about to lose a sleep over TNT Katropa’s first ever loss in the PBA Governors Cup.
Instead of sulking over the Texters’ stunning 107-104 upset at the hands of the Mahindra Enforcer, Uichico said the team perhaps could learn a thing or two from the setback on a rainy Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“It should be a learning experience,” Uichico said casually. “We should always learn from something, we learn from a win or we learn from a loss.”
He’s not even concerned about seeing the team’s six-game winning streak come to an end against a surprising Mahindra side, which is bound for a first ever playoff appearance.
“It happens,” he said, while noting how the Enforcer were also stopped on their tracks by the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 100-94, after likewise starting their campaign by winning their first five games of the tournament.
Uichico wouldn’t even pin the loss to the spate of turnovers the Texters committed in the endgame. They ended up with a total of 23, five more than the Enforcer.
The soft-spoken mentor stressed what’s important is for the team to bounce back strong in its next game against Globalport.
“What’s important is that we can come back,” he said.