UE looking at former Kia mentor Chris Gavina as head coach
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 22, 2018 08:23 PM
Will Chris Gavina be back in red and white?
University of the East may very well be looking outside the collegiate arena for its next head coach.
According to several sources, the Red Warriors are closely looking at Chris Gavina to sit on its long-empty head coaching chair.
The Recto-based school is expected to go some sort of rebuild for the upcoming season and apparently wants a fresh mind to be overseeing all of it. “We are looking to add a bright, young mind (who) will help teach our players,” a source said.
Enter Gavina who called the shots for Kia in the PBA for one year before resigning last December. There, he made his name getting something out of a talent-lacking lineup.
At present, the 39-year-old serves as tactician for playoff team Valenzuela Classic in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.
As per a source, character will also be the foremost determining factors for UE’s next head coach. “The most important thing is that he is someone who has good character,” the source said.
The Recto-based team has been searching for a new head coach after former mentor Derrick Pumaren handed in his resignation late last year.
Pumaren registered a record of 21-35 in his four years at the helm for his alma mater.
Whoever replaces him has the unenviable task of, first and foremost, convincing 49-point man Alvin Pasaol and court general Philip Manalang to stay.
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