Surprise opening in collegiate ranks as Letran moves on from Jeff Napa

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 11, 2019 05:19 PM
Surprise opening as Letran moves on from Jeff Napa
Jeff Napa leaves Letran a re-established and reinforced powerhouse in the NCAA

Brick by brick in the last three years, Jeff Napa rebuilt Colegio de San Juan de Letran into a force to reckon with from now until the foreseeable future.

Only, the so-called “big man whisperer” will no longer be on the sideliness for the next phase of their rebuild.

The Knights will now apparently have a new mentor after it was revealed on Friday coach Jeff’s three-year contract has not been renewed and that team management has decided to open a coaching search.

The development comes as a surprise to just about everybody as Napa, who once won three championships in the UAAP Juniors as head coach of Nasareth School of National University, had just led Letran to its best showing since its magucal championship in 2015.

According to team manager Waiyip Chiong, coach Jeff remains in consideration in the coaching search.

As per sources close to the always amiable mentor, however, it is unlikely he will be donning the blue and red again.

Whoever ends up as shot-caller in Intramuros inherits a fully loaded lineup that is one of the favorites to win it all next season.

In the interim, Squires assistant coach RJ Guevarra will oversee the Knights’ campaign in the upcoming PBA D-League.

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