Sorry, no results found for
    View Today
    Tue, Aug 21

    TNT expressed interest in Romeo trade even before Pido spat, says GlobalPort source

    Mar 7, 2018
    PBA watchers feel the shouting match with coach Pido Jarencio has given GlobalPort management one more good reason to part with superstar Terrence Romeo. Marlo Cueto

    THE last time a coach and a star player feuded publicly at GlobalPort, one was gone after a few months.

    Will it be no different this time?

    That should be the question on a lot of fans' minds after GlobalPort star Terrence Romeo and head coach Pido Jarencio figured in an ugly shouting match in the second half of an 86-79 loss to Magnolia that ousted the Batang Pier from the Philippine Cup playoffs.

    Both Jarencio and Romeo were quick to play down the incident after the match, echoing a (management-fed?) line about 'two competitors bumping heads in the heat of the moment' after the game.

    Romeo said it was a 'misunderstanding.'

    Jarencio said something about to that effect, too: 'Nagkasarapan lang.'

    ALSO READ
    ALSO READ

      So is that the end of it?

      If you feel so, you better look back to a similar shouting incident between GlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren and Stanley Pringle last July 30. And not a few believe that shouting incident was one of the biggest reasons why Pumaren became a former GlobalPort coach just two months later.

      ALSO READ
      ALSO READ

        In the case of Romeo and Jarencio, we all know that Romeo has been the subject of trade rumors during most of his time away from the action, supposed because of a knee injury.

        Last November, we first reported about Romeo wanting out and GlobalPort trying to make a deal with Meralco, who, sources said, agreed to trade Baser Amer but balked when the Batang Pier sought to include coach Norman Black's 'fair-haired boy' Chris Newsome in the package. 

        Continue reading below ↓

        Another deal, for TNT big man Mo Tautuaa, was rejected by the KaTropa, another source bared.

        ALSO READ
        ALSO READ

          Well, don't look now but a GlobalPort source bared that TNT has expressed interest in making a deal for the flamboyant Gilas Pilipinas star, weeks before the infamous spat with Jarencio.

          Let's see what happens from here, but we feel that the shouting match has given GlobalPort management one more good reason to part with its superstar.

          As for Jarencio, it's worth noting he has proven that he can win without the enigmatic Romeo. GlobalPort under Jarencio went 5-6 (win-loss) without Romeo and 0-2 since his return.

          Read Next
          read more stories about:
          We recommend
          MORE FROM SUMMIT MEDIA
          Sponsored Content
          PBA watchers feel the shouting match with coach Pido Jarencio has given GlobalPort management one more good reason to part with superstar Terrence Romeo. Marlo Cueto
        • POLL

          • Quiz

            Quiz Result