Greg Slaughter is moving on with his PBA career after 6 years, 4 championships and 1 Best Player of the Conference award with Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel, the team that took him 1st overall in the 2013 rookie draft.
The 32-year old Fil-Am will enter a new chapter with NorthPort and will take the spot vacated by Christian Standhardinger, the 31-year old Fil-German who inherited his role with the Gin Kings.
Brgy. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone, although saddened by the departure of the 7-footer, believes that Slaughter will flourish with the Batang Pier and will be a vital cog in the team’s campaign to win their first ever crown in the PBA.
“I believe Greg will go to NorthPort and put up much bigger numbers than he had at Ginebra and elevate that team. We certainly wish Greg all the best and thank him for the championships he brought to Ginebra,” said Cone.
Slaughter, who was earlier reported to have frowned upon at the idea of playing for a team other than the crowd darlings, took the transfer in stride and is looking forward to suiting up for his second team in the league.
“I am truly excited for this new adventure and for the next chapter in my story to begin,” wrote Slaughter on his Instagram account.
“I still have my best basketball ahead of me. I have so much left to give the game and just as blessed as ever to play the game I love in front of all the fans who have been with me through it all, no matter what jersey I wear,” he added.