ADAMSON head coach Kenneth Duremdes took a backseat during the Falcons’ game against University of the East, letting assistant coach Vince Hizon continue to call the shots for the team.
Duremdes stood behind the bench and gave way to Hizon, having arrived in the country just last Saturday from Bahrain where he attended to a ‘family matter.’
Duremdes said it was just right for Hizon to handle the team against the Red Warriors.
“I just arrived yesterday. He prepared the team for this game so it’s proper naman for him to handle the team,” said Duremdes, who also missed the two previous games of Adamson.
Duremdes said it doesn’t matter who handles the team as they still employ the same system and game plan under Hizon.
Duremdes assured he will take over for Adamson in its next game against La Salle next Sunday.
“Wala namang pinagkaiba. We are running the same system. Kung ano ‘yung game plan namin before, doon pa rin kami,” said Duremdes.
Under Hizon, the Falcons put up a gallant stand as they came within striking distance of the Red Warriors before eventually falling, 72-59.
“Kapos talaga lagi,” Duremdes said. “Hanggang doon lang ang kayang ibigay ng team. Pigang-piga na ‘yun.”
Still, Duremdes said he was happy with the 'little victories' against the Red Warriors.
“We are the smallest team in the league and we outrebounded UE, 47-41. We are happy about that. Kita mo ‘yung effort ng mga players,” said Duremdes.