Trading Magnolia-bound Banchero not easy for Alaska coach Cariaso

first_imgLava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Alaska beefed up its forward positions while shipping arguably its best guard in Chris Banchero to Magnolia.PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial on Sunday approved the trade that sent Banchero to the Hotshots in exchange for Rodney Brondial and Robbie Herndon.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s always hard to let go regardless of their stats, letting go of someone or moving someone is always difficult,” said Cariaso. “It’s part of the job, it’s part of the profession so it happens.”Cariaso added that he made sure to talk to Banchero and also to Carl Bryan Cruz, who was traded to Blackwater earlier in the conference, before any whiff of information made it to the media.“The ones I made, I made sure that I called them right away, so they heard it from me first,” said Cariaso. “That’s really important for me.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust PBA approves Ray Parks trade to TNT ‘Gago’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahawcenter_img Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study 2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan PLAY LIST 00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES MOST READ “This was a coaching staff’s decision, so I really feel that this trade is going to help,” said Alaska head coach Jeffrey Cariaso after Alaska’s 106-99 win over NorthPort in the Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Chris is a really good player, he’s done a lot for us at Alaska but in all honesty he’s the one the other teams wanted so for me to bring the parts we need we also need to give something up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Banchero was a vital piece to Alaska’s core for several seasons. He averaged 10.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists for the Aces this conference.Trading Banchero way, however, wasn’t an easy decision for Cariaso. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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