Viernes reunites with coach Tiu at Che’Lu, this time as the team’s veteran

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeff Viernes and coach Stevenson Tiu have come a long way.The player-coach tandem has always made waves wherever they took their act and has always positioned themselves among the contenders in the numerous leagues they joined under the banner of Jumbo Plastic.ADVERTISEMENT “Last time I played in the D-League, I was one of the young guys. Now, I’m one of those veterans who the team relies on. So  I’m helping these young guys improve and hopefully, be drafted in the PBA which is the dream of these players,” said Viernes, who briefly played with Phoenix last season before joining Hi-Tech Bangkok City in Thailand.The 5-foot-7 guard bared that he’s not thinking of his plans yet after this D-League campaign, with his eyes set on helping the Revellers advance past top seed Akari-Adamson in the semifinals and hopefully, hoist the championship trophy at the end of this conference.“Coach Steve asked me after my stint in Thailand if I could help him here for the playoffs. That’s my commitment as of now. I don’t have any plans after that,” he said.“Again, I’m just so happy that I was able to return and play again here in the Philippines. My number one goal is to help Che’Lu, and if we’re lucky, continue this to the Finals and hopefully, win this conference.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Amid San Miguel’s PH Cup success, RSA looks back at Beermen’s futile stretch Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Once again, they rekindled that old flame after Viernes joined Tiu in Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian.It wasn’t surprising that the shifty guard easily adjusted to the Revellers in his first game with the team and poured 22 points, five rebounds, and five assiststo lead them to 80-72 win over Gamboa-St. Clare to advance to the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“There’s not much difference as to how things were before,” related Viernes in Filipino. “Coach Steve has always wanted a running game, so it’s not going to be much of an adjustment to me.”However, the biggest difference for him will be embracing this new role as an elder statesman as, at 28, he is now revered as one of Che’Lu-San Sebastian’s old sages together with Jay-R Taganas. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img