San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone took to Twitter to apologize to the Alaska Aces and coach Luigi Trillo for his team’s walkout in their tuneup game on Tuesday.
“No big deal. We asked to halt the practice game. We weren’t ready to play. My fault in scheduling it,” wrote Cone on his Twitter account.
He added that the ejection of Jerwin Gaco was not the reason for his decision to have the game halted.
“It was more about the fear of injury to our key guys than the call. We’re not in shape yet and guys were cramping. Again, my fault,” added Cone.
Cone asked the tuneup to be stopped in the third quarter shortly after Gaco was called for a flagrant foul for elbowing Eddie Laure. Trillo told InterAKTV that the call was justified.
San Miguel Corporation official Noli Eala earlier claimed that the call was the reason for the stoppage.
“Alaska-San Mig Coffee game stopped because of another bad call by refs,” wrote Eala on his Twitter account.
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