For the fourth time in his career, Wayne Chism will be working with head coach Yeng Guiao.
The two’s partnership started in 2014 when the former Tennessee Volunteer was hired as Rain or Shine’s import and now that he’ll be back as Guiao’s foreign reinforcement, Chism said nothing’s changed since the first time he’s worked for the fiery head coach.
“The vibe is still the same. He doesn’t show it but I can get him to crack a smile every now and then,” said Chism Friday at FCL Center as the two reunite this PBA Commissioner’s Cup under the banner of NLEX.
“He’s a good coach and I’ll play for him any time… That’s how much respect I have for him.”
Chism’s admiration for Guiao goes unnoticed, though.
Guiao said Chism, despite never having played with the current Road Warriors in any point of his career, has full jelled with the team just days after joining NLEX.
“I don’t see any problems with Wayne, he doesn’t have personality issues and he can work with anybody,” said Guiao. “He’s the type of guy who will make his teammates comfortable with him, not only with his personality but with his game as well.”
“Actually there’s almost no effort for him to get along with the players, it comes naturally because he’s friendly with anybody,” said Guiao.