EAGER to get past the playoff hump, Henry Walker is sticking with Blackwater in an overseas tournament even though he isn’t allowed to see action.
The American import is going as an assistant to coach Bong Ramos.
“I've been here four times and I went home without a trophy. Improving from last year does nothing for me. I want that trophy. That's it. There's no silver lining like it's a good conference if we don’t get the trophy,” he said.
Walker has never made it past the semifinals, making the last four with Alaska in the 2014 Governors’ Cup.
He was able to tow the Elite to the quarterfinals in last year’s season-ending conference but fell short against Meralco.
Walker wants none of those heartbreaks anymore and he’s hoping to chip in for the Elite, with different roles in the Pacific Ceasar 50th Anniversary Tournament in Surabaya in Indonesia and the Super 8 Asia League in Macau.
Once the Elite gets to Macau he will be acting as an assistant to coach Bong Ramos for the all-local tournament.
“I'll be coaching though, for real. I'll get my first taste of being a coach,” said Walker, expressing his excitement on this new endeavor.
“Blackwater is allowing me to be part of the coaching staff, to see the ins and outs of what the guys do everyday. So it’s a building block for me. Hopefully, one day I get to coach and that's cool.”
“We get to regroup and get ready for the Governor's Cup,” he said. “That’s what the guys are working towards. We want that championship feeling.”