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    Mikee Romero done trading as GlobalPort looks ahead to Pido Jarencio era

    Feb 24, 2014
    Owner Mikee Romero, right, says the focus of GlobalPort now is to build the character of the team that will have Pido Jarencio calling the shots and Alex Cabagnot reinforcing its backcourt. Jerome Ascano

    GLOBALPORT owner Mikee Romero assured on Sunday there will no longer be any changes for the franchise after a couple of offseason moves than brought in a new coach and point guard.

    Romero admitted he’s already satisfied with the current make-up of the team prior to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after the hiring of Pido Jarencio as new head coach and a major trade that brought in point guard Alex Cabagnot from San Miguel Beer in exchange for high-scoring Sol Mercado.

    “Siguro, no more changes na for this conference. Eto na ‘yung team namin,” said Romero after being spotted by Spin.ph on Sunday during the UAAP women’s football finals at the Far Eastern University Diliman campus.

    Romero, who pulled the trigger on the changes after the Batang Pier fell at the quarterfinal stage of the PBA Philippine Cup at the hands of Rain or Shine, said he is satisfied with the way Jarencio has been handling the team in his first few weeks at the helm.

    “With coach Pido, gusto ko lang ma-build ‘yung character ng team. This conference, I don’t want to put a lot of pressure on coach Pido but I want to put character on this team especially marami kaming bagong players like Alex,” said Romero.

    Romero said the presence of Cabagnot will definitely give direction to an offense that now has to rely mostly on veteran Jay Washington and young guns Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia.

    “I’m pretty sure he (Cabagnot) will move the ball with him on this team,” said Romero.

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    The youthful team owner also welcomed the acquisition of former Barako Bull and Asean Basketball League import Evan Brock to their lineup.

    “Sanay na siya sa Pilipinas,” Romero said, referring to the PBA’s style of play. “Pero sana maka-cope up na siya soon kasi hindi pa siya kundisyon.”

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    Owner Mikee Romero, right, says the focus of GlobalPort now is to build the character of the team that will have Pido Jarencio calling the shots and Alex Cabagnot reinforcing its backcourt. Jerome Ascano
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