Poy Erram looks forward to working with Ranidel De Ocampo anew, as the recently-retired cager has returned to TNT as an assistant coach.
The 31-year-old told 2OT, presented by SMART, that he immediately messaged the decorated forward upon learning the news of his appointment.
“Nung naging coach na siya, minessage ko siya agad nung nalaman ko na sa TNT na siya,” said the former Defensive Player of the Year, who arrived to the KaTropa last February via trade.
“Sabi ko, ‘Kuya, kailangan ko talaga ng tulong mo, kailangan ko ‘yung footwork mo.”
And Erram feels thrilled about the reunion between him and De Ocampo, who helped the Texters win six championships.
He got a chance to work with the Gilas great when he was still a practice player for TNT, which took him in the second round of the 2013 PBA Draft.
“Minsan sila mismo nag-aaya one-on-one, sumasali ako. Tapos, may mga sinasabi din si Kuya Ranidel, nagtuturo din siya.”