Orlando Johnson leaves fate to SMB management

Orlando Johnson is leaving his fate in the hands of San Miguel management.

The 32-year old SMB import, who is fresh from powering the team to back-to-back victories in the elimination round of the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup, would like to keep his job but will accept nonetheless whatever the management decides.

“I’m happy for these guys whatever they decide to do,” said Johnson shortly after dropping 23 points in the Beermen’s 104-99 win over Phoenix on Wednesday night.

“Sometimes it’s just how things go,” he added.

Johnson found himself in an awkward situation after the team brought in former NBA player Shabazz Muhammad as possible replacement.

The arrival of Muhammad, who Johnson says is a friend, is a dampener for the former Brgy. Ginebra reinforcement who feels he is just starting to get back into the groove after almost a year of inactivity.

“I know I was a little rusty. But you know, I wasn’t too worried about that, like some other people. You live and you learn and you keep pushing,” said Johnson who wished his successor all the best.

“I’m happy for him. I haven’t seen him. But I’ll probably see him in a few days.”

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