Chris Gavina quits as head coach of Kia

Paul Lintag on Dec 30, 2017 05:29 PM
Chris Gavina quits as head coach of Kia
Elevated as official head coach of the Picanto for the 2018 PBA season after spending time as the team's top deputy, Chris Gavina has resigned from his post Saturday, December 30.

Kia's unconventional ways just took another unconventional turn.

Elevated as official head coach of the Picanto for the 2018 PBA season after spending time as the team's top deputy, Chris Gavina has resigned from his post Saturday.

First reported by PBA Press Corps president Gerry Ramos of Spin.ph, this latest development for Kia came after the team lost its first two games of the Philippine Cup.

Per Ramos' report, top assistant Ricky Dandan will take over the Picanto while Gavina will step away from coaching for a bit to put more attention in managing the production and marketing of his sports drink, IMPAKT.

With Gavina handling coaching duties, Kia, then known as the Mahindra Floodbuster, made its first ever playoff appearance in the 2016 Governors' Cup.

The team largely stayed in the hunt for the eight spot in last season's first two conference before things fell apart in the 2017 Governors' Cup when the Picanto lost all of their 11 games.

Then, the team traded away its number 1 pick to San Miguel in exchange of role players and the franchise has been the butt of jokes ever since.

 


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