Dandan makes a choice: Maroons over Dyip

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Ricky Dandan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Ricky Dandan has taken his coaching skills to the biggest stage in local basketball, but there’s always an itch to go back to his roots.On Tuesday, Dandan announced his decision to step down as head coach of the Columbian Dyip after they missed the trip to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Filoil q’final round on LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “I had to make a decision and sacrifice because the third conference will coincide with the UAAP,” said Dandan, who took over Chris Gavina early in the Philippine Cup. “It was a dilemma for me and I chose to help out full time in UP.”Dandan will have a challenging role in helping out the UP Fighting Maroons, where he played for in 1981-85.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThis forthcoming UAAP Season 81, he will focus as one of the assistants of head coach Bo Perasol.Hopes are high that the Fighting Maroons can steal a spot in the Final Four this year with new acquisitions Nigerian Bright Akhuetie, Juan Gerardo Gomez de Liano and Will Gozum complementing veterans Paul Desiderio, Diego Dario and Felix Jaboneta. Things are also rosy for State U next year when former La Salle star Ricci Paolo Rivero suits up for the Maroons after serving his one-year residency.“We are still in the process of evaluation,” said Dandan. “We will play in the Filoil (Preseason Cup) playoffs on Thursday and we also have a pocket tournament in Iloilo.”The Fighting Maroons will also have an overseas training camp in July before the coaching staff forms the final lineup.UP first won a UAAP men’s basketball title as UP Manila in 1939-40. In 1986, a team led by Benjie Paras and Ronnie Magsanoc ruled the 49th season.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img

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