Blackwater Sport coach Leo Isaac swears his troops remain in high spirits despite their failure to make the finals of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup.
“Mataas ang morale. We don’t dwell on the past. We look forward to a good conference,” said Isaac of their upcoming campaign in the PBA D-League Foundation, which begins on March 24.
Ten teams are competing in the league’s season ending conference with the Elite seeking a title repeat.
Isaac knows too well their campaign will encounter tough challenge from Cagayan Valley, Café France, Cebuana Lhuillier, Big Chill, Boracay Rum, Jumbo Plastic, Hog’s Breath Cafe, Derulo Accelero and perennial title contender NLEX, which successfully defended the Aspirants Cup recently.
Nevertheless, the Blackwater Sports chieftain is optimistic about their campaign.
And he has a good reason to do so. The team made some significant acquisitions during the in-between conference break that should make the Elite competitive.
The new additions in the team are forward Reil Cervantes, shooting guard Don Trollano and rugged point guard John Pinto.
Isaac said the intention of management to join the PBA as an expansion team is an added motivation for his troops.