San Miguel clearly the best team in PBA, but Ginebra not far behind, says Compton
The big problem just got bigger for Alaska's Alex Comption and other coaches after SMB's acquisition of Christian Standhardinger. Jerome Ascano

ALTHOUGH the league’s best team just got better after San Miguel added top rookie Christian Standhardinger to its roster, Alex Compton believes Ginebra is not far behind.

Discussing how things just got tougher for the rest of the league fters the Beermen got the top pick through a trade, Compton said other teams simply need to find a way to overcome a team that now seems to have 'no weakness.'

“San Miguel’s clearly the best team in the league, and Ginebra’s not far behind,” said Compton. “Clearly coming into this next season, San Miguel and Ginebra are the teams to beat.”

Compton noted that the problemc of the 10 other coaches in the league literally got bigger.

Ginebra, with its twin towers of Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar, just clinched the Governors’ Cup title, and the two tournaments before that were won by a San Miguel squad led by June Mar Fajardo which will now parade Standhardinger once the Fil-German’s contract in the ABL ends or is bought out.


“The rest of coaches we gotta try to find a way … but it’s not gonna be being taller than San Miguel or Ginebra, that’s certainly not gonna be the case.”

“I wish I can say that San Miguel has a weakness but they don’t."

“San Miguel doesn’t have a weakness. They have almost the national team starting five, and now they just added a national team naturalized player so that’s a good challenge. We like challenges; we just gotta get creative." 

"In their worst conference, they were 7-4. I mean, that’s like, they won two championships, fell apart, and you’re still 7-4, that’s how good they are," he added.



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