RAFI Reavis kept his trust in coach Jason Webb amid Star’s free-fall early in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The Hotshots lost their third straight game in the midseason tournament in a 106-99 decision at the hands of NLEX on Saturday, prompting critics to question Webb’s competence to lead the talent-laden team.
Asked how the team has been responding to their rookie mentor after the Hotshots' winless run, Reavis implied they have never lost faith in Webb.
“We respond to him just like any other coach,” the Hotshots skipper told Spin.ph after the Hotshots’ 106-99 loss to NLEX on Saturday night. “We follow his lead. He’s our leader, so we do what he tells us to do.”
“And he’s doing his best,” the Filipino-American center added. “We have full confidence and trust in him, because that’s the only way you’re going to be successful.”
Webb politely declined to grant Spin.ph an interview after game.
Reavis, who played just six minutes and hauled down two rebounds against the Road Warriors, is urging the rest of the team to step up.
"It’s a team thing,” he said. “It’s not just the coach or the assistant or the twelfth, thirteenth player of the team. It’s everybody. It’s one unit, so everybody has got to do their share.”
“We all have to be on the same page,” he added, lamenting the team’s mental lapses down the stretch where they allowed plenty of offensive rebounds.
“We’re taking for granted the little things and that’s what it takes to win.”