Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Scratchers head coach Charles Tiu confirmed the news on Sunday that the 33-year-old guard will pull a double duty and serve as a playing assistant coach for the squad.“I think it’s awesome for our team. I would say there is no better pure point guard out there who is not playing in the PBA,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTang has enjoyed a seven-year career in the PBA, all with Rain or Shine before his retirement in 2015.He last saw action in 2016 with Mighty Sports, where he joined the team in its forays in the Philippine Commercial Basketball League (PCBL), Jones Cup in Taipei, and Merlion Cup in Singapore. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHelp is on the way for Go For Gold.TY Tang is set to make a comeback to the hardcourt as he will play in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Nabong, Grey lead GlobalPort in win over former team Meralco Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Currently, Tang is the head coach of St. Benilde and went 4-14 in his first season with the team. The core of the Blazers are using this PBA D-League campaign as their preparation for the upcoming NCAA Season 94 later this year.Tang’s activation to the lineup was spurred by the injury incurred by Kent Salado, who tore his right MCL in the third quarter of Go For Gold’s 75-68 conference opener against Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare last Monday.Tiu believes Tang’s entry will fasttrack the learning curve for the young Blazers as they will have a first hand look on how hard their coach plays.“Our players will benefit because I think the bonding has been awesome and they can observe what it means to be a true point guard. Our big men are loving him and they’re all excited to play with him,” he said.Tiu’s quandary, however, will be Tang’s conditioning.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It’s not easy to get in shape in five days. But I’m just expecting him to provide some stability and leadership for our team,” he said. “There’s no better leader in our team than him. I’m excited, but I have to manage my expectations.”Go For Gold goes for its second win on Tuesday against Jose Rizal University.