PBA Commissioner’s Cup

Devon Scott aware San Miguel job not safe despite back-to-back wins

Delfin Dioquino
Devon Scott aware San Miguel job not safe despite back-to-back wins

AT HOME. Devon Scott has hit his stride with San Miguel since coming in as a replacement import.

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'If the team decides to change, I'm going to take it as a business decision,' says San Miguel import Devon Scott

ANTIPOLO, Philippines – Devon Scott knows San Miguel can give him the pink slip any time even as he seems to finally get his footing with the Beermen.

Scott steered San Miguel to its first back-to-back wins in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after churning out all-around numbers of 25 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 assists in a 104-86 rout of NorthPort on Wednesday, October 26.

“All I can think about is day by day and game by game. At the end of the day, this game is a business. Once you become a professional, it’s about business,” Scott said.

“If the team decides to change, I’m going to take it as a business decision.”

Scott has been a reliable reinforcement since he came in as replacement for Diamond Stone.

Through three games, Scott averaged 22.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 6.3 assists as the Beermen improved to an even 3-3 record.

But San Miguel head coach Leo Austria previously said the Beermen are not closing their doors on the possibility of bringing back former NBA player Thomas Robinson, their initial import choice.

San Miguel relegated Robinson, who is now back in the United States, to the injured/reserved list due to back issues just before the conference started.

“The coaching staff, the team, the management staff have all been extremely professional, extremely welcoming. If they decide to change, it’s a business decision at the end of the day, it’s never personal,” Scott said.

“I show up everyday, do my job, try to do the best I can in the game, and hope for the best. At the end of the day, if they change, they change. If they don’t, I’ll be here fighting for a championship.”

After losing in his PBA debut, Scott said he has hit his stride with the Beermen.

“I’m definitely well-acclimated now,” Scott said. “If you’re not ready by now, you’re not going to be ready. I feel fine.” – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.