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MANILA, Philippines–There has been no formal term however, but Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone reported Mark Caguioa has previously discussed his retirement, preferring to slip into the sunset with as minimal “fanfare” as attainable.
“It’s my knowing that [management has] talked to him about his retirement and he reported he didn’t want any fanfare when it did happen,” Cone stated Thursday all through the PBA media day at Novotel in Cubao.
“But we’re still hoping him and Jayjay [Helterbrand] will appear back again and give the admirers a likelihood to give them a right goodbye,” included Cone, who said he hasn’t spoken to Caguioa nevertheless.
In Monday’s press conference to kick off the league’s 47th year, Barangay Ginebra declared that Caguioa was not detailed in the roster simply because he experienced to show up at to some thing in the US.
“Mark Caguioa is not on the roster for the reason that he requires to resolve some thing. For absolutely sure he will not be playing this conference,” explained Ginebra workforce governor Alfrancis Chua.
Caguioa and Helterbrand have cemented by themselves in Ginebra lore for their fast-paced, thrilling type of play—which even more enhanced the team’s previously soaring attractiveness.
Caguioa, the third in general decide by Ginebra in 2001, gained an MVP trophy with the Kings but has observed minimal action in the earlier few yrs thanks to injuries.
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