Bong Ravena thought son Kiefer was bound to become a coach

first_imgView comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Mac Cardona to suit up for Zark’s Burgers OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer “I said to myself, he could become a player some day. Could,” Ravena said on Monday before he and wife Mozzy watch their oldest child in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational here.“I honestly thought that he would make a great coach in the future.”Bong explained why that idea came to mind.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I started bringing him to my practices when he was five,” Bong said. “That’s when he was first introduced to the game. But one night, at home, we were watching a game on TV and it was Kiefer who was telling me ‘look, dad, they will call a timeout.’”Bong dismissed that as a fluke, until Kiefer started reading defensive alignments, offensive executions and substitution patterns by coaches every time they saw a game. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Ferdinand “Bong” Ravena, the former PBA Rookie of the Year and many-time national team member, knew right when son Kiefer was just about five years old, that his son would also be having a career in basketball.But not as a player who has the potential to be truly great.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano In all likelihood, he declare his availability for the coming PBA Draft and could very well wind up as the top overall pick, and he has started his transition to becoming a point guard by starting out at that spot for Gilas in its last two games here.There’s no doubt that Kiefer is bound to have an outstanding professional career as well, but that doesn’t mean that dad Bong was wrong in how he saw his son when he was five.The coaching could still come.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “He once told me: ‘Look, dad, they’re playing a box-in-one (defense),” the elder Ravena said with genuine amazement. “He must be special, I said then. Because, I, being a player, can’t read a box-in-one defense when I am on the floor.”“I then declared that night: My son would be a great coach someday.”Kiefer, though, has had other plans since that night. He has continued to understand the game and because of his gift to be able to read game situations wherever he is, has an advantage over most players who don’t like to use their heads to get ahead of the rest.“Kiefer makes very sound decisions,” Bong said.The younger Ravena has gone on to make waves in an outstanding amateur career, winning championships and MVPs while with Ateneo in the UAAP and cracking this Gilas Pilipinas roster of pros playing here.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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