KEVIN Ferrer may have bid the PBA team which drafted him in 2016 goodbye, but he's going to be reunited with someone he looks up to as a father figure.
The 26-year-old forward is excited on to open a new chapter to his pro career as he and Sol Mercado and Jervy Cruz were traded to NorthPort by Ginebra in exchange for Stanley Pringle.
And what better way for Ferrer to start fresh than rekindling his ties with his old coach at University of Santo Tomas, Pido Jarencio.
"Makakasama ko na ulit siya. Sa kanya ako nanggaling," he told Spin.ph on Wednesday.
Ferrer spent his first three years in the collegiate level under the tutelage of Jarencio as the Growling Tigers reached the UAAP Finals twice.
That partnership came to an abrupt end in 2014 when the bench tactician took his act to the PBA by way of the GlobalPort franchise.
Now, they are hoping to recapture that old magic, especially for the resurgent Batang Pier who are making waves in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
But that doesn't mean Ferrer isn't hurting over the parting ways with Ginebra, where he won two championships in his first three years as a pro.
"Mixed emotions ako, pero tinake ko na lang as positive yung pagka-trade sa akin. Grateful lang ako na kakasimula ko pa lang sa PBA, may championship experience na ako at Ginebra pa yung naging team ko. Baka nga lang meron pang ibang plano si God para sa akin," he said.
Still, life moves on and Ferrer is ready to embark on this new voyage with NorthPort.
"Excited ako. I'm looking forward for my new chapter and journey sa career ko," he said.