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After conquering of Commissioner’s Cup, San Miguel sets eyes on grand slam bid


San Miguel is looking for a “second time charm” as the Beermen once again set their eyes on winning the Grand Slam, a feat they failed to complete back in 2017.

Talks of a Grand Slam have resurfaced after San Miguel took the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup title at the expense of rivals TNT KaTropa.

“This is our second chance,” said coach Leo Austria.

The Beermen had the chance to achieve the historic Triple Crown in 2017 after winning the Phillippine Cup and the mid-season tournament.

But the season-ending Governors’ Cup spoiled their plans after the proud franchise couldn’t find stability with their imports, switching from Wendell McKines to Terik Bridgeman and lastly Terrence Watson.

The Beermen lost to Justin Brownlee-led Ginebra in the playoffs which eventually won it all to become back-to-back champions.

“The last time we won the first and second (conferences), unfortunately, we didn’t have a great import in the third,” recalled Austria, who now has eight PBA titles to boast of — all with San Miguel.

Austria is now hoping they can find the right import for the Governors’ Cup so that the ghost from two seasons ago won’t go back and haunt them again.