GlobalPort coach Jarencio plays down sideline spat with Douthit: 'Konting kilitian lang'
GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio says Marcus Douthit started the spat. Jaime Campos

FRUSTRATION seemed to pile up early for Blackwater import Marcus Douthit, who figured in a commotion with GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio in the two teams' PBA Governors’ Cup matchup on Friday night.

His team down by double digits late in the second quarter, Douthit had some few words for the vibrant Batang Pier mentor during a heated moment in a dead-ball situation.

“We just talking about nothing,” the naturalized Filipino said while making a yapping gesture with his hand after the 100-76 blowout loss - the Elite's second straight after a106-80 defeat at the hands of Alaska last Tuesday.

Jarencio also played down the encounter, although the PBA great said he won’t back down from the 6-foot- 11 American slotman if it escalated.

“Wala, konting kilitian lang yun,” Jarencio said with a smile in the post-game conference. “Alam mo naman tayo, wala naman tayong aatrasan eh.”

The affable mentor said Douthit started it.

“Lapit siya, niyayaya niya ako eh; ewan ko kung san ako niyayaya,” he said, drawing laughter from the press. “Basta sabi ko sa kanya, come here.”

“Nasa Pilipinas ako, tapos matatakot ako?” Jarencio asked. “Diyos ko naman.”

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