CEBU CITY — A little over a month since the arrival of coach Yeng Guiao, the shift in NLEX’s playing style is unmistakable.
The Road Warriors had six players score in double-figures in a rout of the Cebu Landmasters in the Recoletos Cup - proof that the team is quick to embrace the unselfish basketball that Guiao espouses.
Guiao gave the players credit for quickly learning the ropes of his pass-heavy system, which has made stars out of PBA journeymen and second-stringers.
“The team has been adapting well to the new system. I’m very happy with the developments so far. The Cebu games will serve to establish the culture and system even more,” said Guiao.
The seven-time champion coach admitted that the system that the Road Warriors is utilizing is more or less the same as the one he had with his previous squad – one that puts emphasis on sharing the rock and scoring duties.
“It’s the same system. It will produce the same results. It’s designed to share the responsibility with the whole team and not just a few players.”
With the new season just a few weeks away, Guiao and the Road Warriors are taking the time to bond in the land famous for its lechon and danggit.
“It is also a confidence builder and a bonding experience for the team. The game versus the local Cebu teams is an opportunity to test ourselves under different conditions. All is going well so far.”