Maituturing din bilang ‘Iron Man’ sa PBA si Ginebra coach Tim Cone.
Ito’y dahil sa pagsipot ni Cone sa ika-1,700 laro bilang head coach kahapon, sa bakbakang Ginebra-Blackwater.
Nakapag-coach si Cone sa 1,700 laro nang dire-diretso, mula nang magsimula ang kanyang karera bilang coach ng Alaska noong 1989.
“I’ve never missed a game, either, in my career. I just talked to my wife about that because we did see the tweet,” wika ni Cone matapos ang panalo ng Ginebra kontra Blackwater.
““I’ve been sick a number of times, and still showed up. My kids were born, and still showed up, and my wife wasn’t real pleased, but I did anyway,” dagdag poa niya. “I mean, there have been reasons for me to miss, but thankfully for my family, I’ve never done that. And, so, it’s a record I’m really proud of.”
Mula 1989, 24 kampeonato na ang naibulsa ni Cone bilang coach. At 14 panalo na lang ay mayroon na siyang 1,000 panalo bilang head coach.