AFTER a falling out with the coaching staff last season, Jorem Morada is determined to make the most of his second chance with Emilio Aguinaldo College under a new mentor.
Morada is making a comeback to the team after being dropped from the Generals squad that struggled to stay out of last place in the team standings last season.
He admitted that he had "problems" with the team’s previous coach, Andy De Guzman.
But following the entry of Ariel Sison as the new coach, Morada was able to return to the squad and he bared that their relationship is better.
“Last year kasi, may problema din ako kay coach Andy. Pero ngayon, okay naman ‘yung relationship namin ni coach Ariel," said Morada after the Generals' 64-57 win over Lyceum in their season debut.
Sison admitted his players and the coaching staff now have a healthier relationship.
“Lagi kong sinasabi ‘yung trust ko sa mga players, binigay ko, ‘yung trust nila sa akin, binigay nila. ‘Yun ang importante sa amin. Mutual. ‘Yung communication lines open, hindi lang ako ang nagde-decide.
"I always consult my players. This is what I’m going to do, now what will be your action, then let’s talk. Mas open na ‘yung communication," said Sison.
The change has obviously translated into a big win on Sunday. Morada’s heroics lifted the Generals to the win over Lyceum as he hit nine straight points late in the game, moving them one victory away from matching last year’s wins total.
Morada is determined to do his best in order to sustain the momentum.
"Ginawa ko lang ‘yung part ko as a player. Last year ko na ngayon. Gagawin ko ‘yung best ko. Sa practice, go hard talaga ako parati," said Sison.