MANILA, Philippines—Coach Tim Cone admitted that Justin Brownlee’s positive doping test after Gilas Pilipinas’ Asian Games gold conquest came as an absolute surprise for him.
Cone, who steered the Philippines to the historic victory that ended a 61-year drought, said there was no indication after Gilas’ win in Hangzhou, China last month that could’ve hinted that Brownlee was going to end up failing the doping test.
“It kind of blows our mind, and Justin was shocked by it as well. It’s there, it’s done, we can’t bring it back,” said the Ginebra coach in an interview with CNN’s Sports Desk.
“I remember we were having a post-game dinner and we were all waiting for Justin and …