Justin Brownlee sees himself making the country his base once his naturalization papers are officially signed.
The long-time Barangay Ginebra import said a possible coaching job or something related to basketball are already some of the things he’s planning to do in the country once his playing days are over.
“I hope after I’m done playing here, other opportunities present itself, whether it may be coaching or any other thing. I like working with kids. So hopefully something presents itself in that light,” said Brownlee, appearing in the SEAG Live Episode on the SEAG Network.
“I’m going to live and stay here as much as possible. I love it here and I receive a lot of love, so I’m here to stay.”
Brownlee’s bid to be recognized as a Filipino got a major tracking on Tuesday after the House of Representative approved on third and final reading House Bill 6224 which specifically tackles the naturalization of the two-time PBA Best Import.
Representative Mikee Romero was the principal sponsor of the bill.
“Undoubtedly, with the passage of the measure, we will be providing our country, our men’s basketball team with a formidable ally which embodies the ‘never-say-die’ attitude and spirit of the Filipino citizen,” said Romero, also owner of the NorthPort Batang Pier franchise, who once served as godfather of the men’s basketball team that won the gold in the 2007 Nakhonratchasima Southeast Asian Games.