Chris Gavina on KIA’s 1st round pick: “I’d love to keep it but some higher powers might not agree”

ByAllan Lim

With the KIA – SMB trade still on hold as PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa seeks to have a clarificatory discussion with the governors of both teams, one coach is keeping his fingers crossed that the deal won’t push through.

KIA’s top deputy Chris Gavina admitted that he has his sights on Fil-German Christian Standhardinger as the team’s 1st round pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.

“Nothing’s set in stone. I don’t know what the board’s going to do, whether they’re going to accept it or not, so whether we keep it is a tossup right now. I’d love to keep it, but you know, there’s some higher powers that be that might not agree,” said Gavina.

Gavina apparently has been kept in the dark just like everybody else by team management and only relies on news from online portals and social media to keep himself up to date.

“I can’t confirm it. I’m learning just as much as everyone else as I read things and hear about things as well. I’m asking my management also, like, ‘Is this true?’ You just kind of wait it out and see what happens,” he said.

The acting head coach of KIA knows that he has no other choice but to go with the flow with team management’s decisions regardless how difficult it may be to understand sometimes.

“In my position, you got to kind of live with what you can get sometimes and really, just look to how we’re going to improve with what we have. It comes down to really development. We’ve already started with our skills training as early as last week, probably the first team that came back, so we move forward from there,” he said.

When asked how frustrated he is at the sudden turn of events, Gavina replied “on a scale of one to 10, maybe a 12.”


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