UAAP coaches Nash Racela of Adamson and Tab Baldwin of Atene. –Marlo Cueto/

MANILA, Philippines—The sport between Adamson and Ateneo within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match has been lengthy achieved, however there are nonetheless lingering results just a few days after.

After coach Nash Racela’s tirade in opposition to the officiating within the Falcons’ loss to the Blue Eagles on Sunday amid a good Last 4 race, it was coach Tab Baldwin’s flip to offer his scathing tackle the criticisms in opposition to the UAAP.

With out naming names, Baldwin defended the league and criticized the “shameful” acts of “a member of the UAAP household.

“I do know that the UAAP doesn’t want me to talk for it, however I’m going to anyway, on behalf of the UAAP, I’m embarrassed for a few of the individuals in our household of this UAAP, exerting the type of stress that they did on the referees and on the Commissioner’s workplace,” mentioned Baldwin after their win over College of the East.

“I feel it’s shameful. I feel you all know precisely what I imply.”

Racela, who mentioned he considers Baldwin a “good good friend,” admitted he was shocked by the Ateneo coach’s remarks.

“Coach Tab is an efficient good friend of mine. We have been collectively earlier than in Speak N’ Textual content, Gilas once we have been in Spain and he was the marketing consultant, I used to be beneath coach Tab the place he coached Gilas in ’16 or ’17. We even performed golf,” mentioned Racela after his Falcons lived one other day within the UAAP Last 4 Race within the final recreation on Wednesday.

“I’m shocked that he made these statements.”

Racela has since apologized for implying that the UAAP is favoring groups to make it to the Last 4, however he refused to express regret for voicing out his displeasure over what he taught was an important non-call in that recreation.

The veteran mentor, nevertheless, did double down and mentioned that refereeing is certainly a tricky job.

“These feedback are subjective however refereeing is actually exhausting. It’s very difficult however as coaches, we are going to do our half in reminding and difficult them to carry out at a excessive degree as a result of we work, we research however in addition to us, it’s additionally the gamers. I’ll be pleased with individuals who converse up if there are issues which are fallacious.”

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The Adamson tactician ended his post-game convention with this: “I’m associates with everybody.”

Adamson has an opportunity to achieve the Last 4 on Sunday, as long as it defeats College of the East and Ateneo loses to La Salle on Saturday in a state of affairs that might immediate a playoff for the fourth seed.

Adamson coach Nash Racela and Didat Hanapi on dwelling one other day within the #UAAPSeason86

Posted by Inquirer Sports activities on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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