NLEX coach Frankie Lim. –PBA IMAGES
MANILA, Philippines—The partnership between NLEX and supposed import Jonathon Simmons has seemingly reached a dead end.
“He had an offer in China so I said, ‘go ahead, we’ll just look for another guy.’ He probably won’t play on Wednesday but we’ll just try and find a way,” the Lim said in a story on the PBA website.
As of writing, NLEX has not confirmed whether they will be playing with a new import against the Bossings or they will be going All-Filipino.
For Blackwater coach Ariel Vanguardia, either situation would not prompt him to change the team’s game plan as they look for their first win.
“Gano’n pa rin (It will be the same). We will try and contain their import, whoever it may be. One more key is, they have new players so we don’t know the impact they will bring for NLEX,” said the top coach.
While NLEX is uncertain of its import situation, Blackwater will get back the services of foreign cager Shawn Glover.