Tim Cone has no PBA ‘GOAT,’ says Sonny Jaworski ‘most important player of all time’

first_img“I think it’s very difficult to compare eras. Mon Fernandez was incredible, I coached against Alvin Patrimonio for many years, he’s incredible,” said Cone after Ginebra’s 90-79 win over TNT in the PBA’s season opener Sunday at Philippine Arena. “I think June Mar is by far the best player in our era but I think it just comes down to who you talk to. You talk to a 70-year-old man who watched Mon he’ll tell you he’s the best ever.”“I mean June Mar is number one [in terms of MVPs] but you know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who’s my favorite player, had six MVPs but they don’t consider him the best of all time cause it’s a different era. Michael Jordan came later, LeBron (James) came later, Bill Russell before all of them. So it’s really difficult to compare eras. If I say June Mar then, that’s saying something about Mon, that’s saying something about Alvin.”Cone may have said that there’s no definitive greatest player, but he can determine who the most important player in league history is.And that’s the “Living Legend” Robert Jaworski.The architect of Ginebra’s “never say die” mantra has only one MVP in his belt but it was Jaworski’s infectious personality and other worldly charm that made him, in Cone’s words, the most important PBA player in history.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra June Mar Fajardo honored to be in PBA ‘GOAT’ convo but won’t say he’s greatest Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone knows greatness when he sees it.He has coached some of the greatest in PBA’s rich history like Johnny Abarrientos, Bong Hawkins, Abet Guidaben, Marlou Aquino, Alvin Patrimonio, and Allan Caidic in both the club and country levels.ADVERTISEMENT Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Cone, the league’s most successful head coach with 21 titles, also coached against the legendary Robert Jaworski several times in the 1990s and late 80s and of course his Alaska team went up against Patrimonio’s Purefoods team in the same period.The level of grandeur Cone has with him and surrounding him is second to none so when he said there’s no definite “greatest player of all time” then, it has to be true.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCone said it’s almost impossible to compare the eras in determining the greatest PBA player since June Mar Fajardo, the league’s only five-time MVP, didn’t play against four-time winners Ramon Fernandez and Patrimonio.READ: Fajardo honored to be in PBA ‘GOAT’ convo but won’t say he’s greatest Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Jaworski also became a senator from 1998 to 2004 wherein he has authored and co-authored bills that eventually became laws that protected several environmental and ecological areas in the Philippines.“The Big J” also co-authored the Clean Air Act and Solid Waste Management Act.“He may not be the best player but the biggest personality, the most important player of all time? Jaworski. Sonny. He won one MVP but the most important personality in our league, it was Jaworski.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more


first_imgC.L.G. Chill Chartha was proudly represented on the County Donegal teams in Breffni Park with four Minor players and two Senior players involved. Congratulations to both teams on progressing to the next stage of the Ulster Championship.The Donegal Minors play Derry in Healy Park,Omagh this coming Sunday in the Ulster Quarter Final. C.L.G. Chill Chartha/ Kilcar GAA Club are having a fund raising Clothing collection,in association with Bag2the Future. Everyone is welcome to get involved, we collect good quality used clothing,Paired shoes Bags, Belts and soft Toys. All clothes are intended for re-use, they are shipped to Africa, Asia and eastern Europe where they are sorted and then they are providing affordable clothing in developing countries, We take items in any type of bag. Collection is Monday 11th June 6-10pm at Kilcar GAA Club Rooms. Pick up of Bags can be arranged on or before the 11th June. Contact Caroline 087-2696803.No winner of this weeks Lotto Jackpot. Next weeks Jackpot is €1400. The winning numbers were 7,11,14,26. The Bingo Jackpot will be €1,250 on 45 numbers next Sunday night as there was no winner this week . Some of winners were; Ann Marie Campbell €70, Evelyn Erskine €70, Maire Byrne €70, Catriona McShane €30, Connie McGinley €70, Oliver Boyle €80, Mary Breslin €150. Lotto sellers this weekend-Sat 26th May : James Cunningham, Barry Doherty,Mary Breslin, Glenda Dolan. Sunday sellers 27th May are: Donna Byrne and Caroline Brady. Our new Club Website will go live next weekend www.kilcargaa.com.  GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Kilcar GAA club noteslast_img read more