ROMMEL Adducul is gladly sharing his knowledge with the big men of Blackwater.
Adducul was recently appointed as assistant coach of the Elite with the specific task of mentoring the current bigs of the team for the coming 44th season of the PBA.
This is not the first time he became an assistant coach in the PBA as he held the same position with GlobalPort for one year in 2014.
“It’s nice to be back in the PBA,” said Adducul after Saturday’s practice. “Opportunity na nabigay ni coach Bong na makapagturo sa mga big man nila. Very thankful din ako sa management.”
Adducul and Ramos go back a long way from their time with the Batangas Blades in the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA).
“Siyempre kasi si coach Bong, since MBA kami, naging coach ko siya. Alam niyang pasok sa sistema niya. ‘Yung ginagawa niya, ‘yun ‘yung ginagawa ko before. Sabi niya sa akin, i-share ko sa kanila ‘yung mga experience ko and at the same time, ‘yung ginagawa ko sa sistema namin sa Blackwater, sine-share ko which is tama naman,” the 42-year-old Adducul said.
Adducul, who is also an assistant coach of the Lyceum Pirates, can already see the difference between college players and professional players.
“Pagdating sa PBA, isang turo mo lang, natututo na sila. Pero kailangan pa rin ng repetition,” said Adducul.
So far, Adducul is impressed by the work ethic of the players who are willing to be trained even one hour before formal practices begin.
“Mababait. So far, kapag nagtuturo ako sa kanila, one hour before regular practice, pinapag-skills sila ni coach Bong. Okay naman sila. Nagagawa naman nila,” Adducul said.
Adducul hopes that the players under his wing will continue to improve especially with Poy Erram no longer part of the Elite.
“Siguro ‘yung effort, kailangan magkaroon ng matinding effort. Siyempre, pagdating mo sa PBA, malalaki na katulad nila June Mar Fajardo. Paano mo siya maiistop. Kailangan mo ng effort doon.
“At the same time, natuturuan ko sila sa outside shooting. Ngayon, sa PBA, kailangan na rin ng outside shooting. Before, nung naglaro ako, pag sa loob lang, kailangan sa loob lang ako. Ngayon, tumitira na sa labas. Talagang constant repetition talaga,” said Adducul.