On Wednesday night, the PBA’s “Triggerman” Allan Caidic was hot — and not because he was shooting the lights out at the Big Dome.
Instead, the legendary retired cager, who now serves as an assistant coach for Barangay Ginebra, had to be restrained after a verbal tussle with Air 21 enforcer Ogie Menor.
The two went at it just halftime began while on their way out of the playing arena.
Caidic confronted Menor for hitting Jackson Vroman during a rebound play. The Ginebra import was about to chase the stocky forward, who ran quickly to their bench.
“Kinakausap ko lang, then nagrereklamo siya sa akin na sinuntok daw siya ni Wilson [Willie]. Ang sabi ko naman, nanuntok ka rin naman. Pinagtaasan pa kasi niya ako ng boses, that’s why I confronted him. Parang hindi siya marunong rumespeto,” Caidic told InterAKTV.
Menor, Vroman, Caidic and Wilson were all slapped technical fouls for their action.
“Mabuti pa nga nung coach ako atsaka player, hindi ako halos nate-technical,” said Caidic.
After the game, Menor complained about being punched by Wilson.
“Sinuntok niya ako sa sikmura,” said Menor.
“Si Coach Allan naman, nagdadadakdak kasi sa akin.”
Last conference, Menor visited the PBA office several times after being summoned for different on-court incidents. He is again expected to be called by the league for sanctions.