PBA: Converge appoints ex-UAAP player Archen Cayabyab as alternate governor
A former UAAP player was appointed by Converge to replace former PBA commissioner Chito Salud as alternate governor.
Archen Cayabyab, who helped National University reach its first-ever UAAP Final Four in 2001, received the nod of the PBA Board of Governors, which a few weeks ago thumbed down Converge’s appointment of Dennis Pineda as team governor.
“It’s good to be back on the basketball scene again,” Cayabyab said after his appointment was announced on Thursday.
Cayabyab has close ties with Converge coach Aldin Ayo and assistant Danny Ildefonso, a fellow NU alumnus.
His entry to the Converge camp came after Pineda, who serves as Pampanga governor, was denied inclusion to the board due to the latter’s desire to stay apolitical.
Salud later stepped down as alternate governor to focus on one of Converge’s projects outside of basketball.
“I’m here to help the franchise to win their first championship. Of course, the bosses are fully trusting me with this, including decision-making,” Caybayab said.
“Of course, we have to improve every day in order to win a championship. We know that we have a young group compared to the other teams that already have a winning culture. I hope Converge can one day be at par with them.”