Quantcast
Latest Stories

Cellar-dwelling UP Maroons sack Dandan, hire Madrid

By

A TEAMMATE of PBA greats Benjie Paras and Rey Magsanoc in the crack University of the Philippines squad that won the 1986 UAAP championship has taken over the helm of the troubled Maroons.

Rey Madrid yesterday replaced Ricky Dandan as head coach of the University of the Philippines in its bid to turn around the Maroons’ pitiful run in the men’s basketball tournament.

The Maroons remain winless in eight games in what’s turning out to be a season no different from their woeful campaigns in recent years.

Sources confirmed the mid-season coaching change even as Ronnie Dizer, UP’s representative to the UAAP board, said the coaching staff’s performance remains “under evaluation.”

In 2010, the Maroons also replaced coach Aboy Castro with Boyet Fernandez in the middle of the tournament.

Dandan took over from Fernandez in 2011, but the Maroons continued to struggle with a 3-33 win-loss record in the last three seasons.

The UP team that included Paras, Magsanoc and Madrid turned out to be the school’s last champion squad.

Madrid later mentored the UP seniors team in the early ’90s.

Dandan last called the shots against Ateneo on Thursday where the Maroons absorbed a 59-67 setback after blowing a double-digit advantage, 33-22, in the first half.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: 1986 UAAP championship , Basketball , PBA

  • aardman

    Unang una, kung gusto talagang manalo ng U.P., kailangang magrecruit sila ng magagaling na player, kahit bobo. Pangalawa, kailangang handa silang magbayad ng under di table. Kung hindi nila kayang ibasura ang mga prinsipyo nila, di huwag na mangarap. Okey lang yung araw-araw talunan, Basketbol lang iyan. Walang basketbolero na makakapagaling ng cancer. Walang basketbolero na magiimbento ng internet.

  • Joey Sanchez

    UP is full of scholars! Very intelligent. BUT they re not just intelligent enough to know that this basketball is a money oiled sports which UP cannot catch up with these HIGHLY FINANCE BASKETBALL SCHOOLS!

  • rickysgreyes

    There is this really talented young Coach in Ateneo Grade School named Eric Luz. Hire him.

  • Gilas_boy

    timely move from UP…



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • 50 Quezon City cops each carry 30-kg crosses
  • AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation
  • Massive infra spending set
  • DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  • Metro residents brace for long, ‘dry’ spell
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  • Celebrate Easter Sunday at Buddha-Bar Manila
  • Moriones feast: A slow, steady transformation
  • Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City
  • Finalists announced for best translated books
  • Entertainment

  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Mommy-daughter adventure continues
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
  • Netizens welcome Japan’s visa-free travel plan
  • Marketplace