At several points, he feared the negotiations could fall through and delay the shared dream.
In September, Capitanes settled on Fort Worth, Texas, as a base of operations, agreeing to play all of their Showcase Cup games in the United States.
The uncertainty meant Lagios had a late start on signing players, an added handicap because the team requested he prioritize Latin American players in order to build a cultural bond with fans.
Beginning with the opener against Memphis, the team will play its 12-game Showcase Cup campaign entirely on the road.
Obviously I wanted more, I wanted to win the race and obviously to finish one-two for the team would have been amazing, you know.