Someone asked me about Norman Black’s availability to return so I went straight to the former Blue Eagle to ask about the rumours of his return.
Coach Norman's reply: "Hi, Rick and sorry for the late reply. To be honest, I love Ateneo and all the experiences that I had there (good and bad) but my concern right now is trying to help my Meralco team make the playoffs in the PBA. I just don’t think it is fair to my players to think about anything else at this time since we are in the middle of a conference."
I also spoke to someone close to the Meralco bosses and at this point, word is they are not inclined to let Black go. Furthermore, he has a contract with the ballclub that he intends to see out.
So maybe people should be a little more realistic in their choices or suggestions. That leaves out people like Olsen Racela, Alex Compton, or even Boyet Fernandez out of the picture. Especially Racela after the ugly spat between his brother, Nash and an Ateneo official several years ago.