Star coach Jason Webb not losing sleep over criticism: 'You got to live with it'
Since taking over from Tim Cone to start the season, Jason Webb has come under fire from fans of a Star team not used to so much losing. But the first-year coach said he isn't paying much attenton. Jerome Ascano

STAR coach Jason Webb refused to dwell on negative comments online amid the Hotshots' struggling start to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

The Hotshots silenced their critics – at least for now – after they barged into the win column with a resounding 122-103 victory over Blackwater on Wednesday night, their first in three games.

Since taking over from Tim Cone to start the season, Webb has come under fire from fans of a team not used to so much losing. But the first-year coach said he isn't paying much attenton.

“That’s the beauty of having unlimited internet: you can be a critic all you want,” Webb said. “But at the end of the day, it’s about us. It’s about the coaching staff, my team, and management. We’re the ones that are going to have to perform.”

“We really don’t care how much load you have on your phone or how much internet you have; it doesn’t matter, because the critics are not going to be playing. It’s our guys,” the rookie coach added. “And coaches are going to have to be the ones making the decisions.”

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Webb has been taking negative comments in stride.

“We don’t have a choice,” he said. “Ganun naman talaga: pag panalo ka, magaling ka. Pag talo ka, you’re going to be ostracized.”

“And you got to live with it,” he was quick to add after his talent-rich squad finally lived up to expectations.

“Mas maganda na yung team na mataas yung expectations kesa yung walang expectations,” Webb said. “Then at least you have something to strive for.”

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