Friday, September 7, 2007
Long before Johnny Abarrientos dominated the battle among the small men, Hector Calma was the king of the court generals. Smart, tough and blessed with a jumper that was complemented by a strong penetration move, the "Director" was at his best when creating situations for the talented San Miguel squad.
He was one of the players of the fabled Northern Consolidated team coached by Ron Jacobs which went on to reap honors in the international field. His greatest achievement, aside from the numerous yearend awards he received, was his ability to tale control over a San Miguel team laden with superstars. Oftentimes, his former coach, Norman Black, would sit in wonder and watch the Beermen respond to Calma's quiet leadership.