It is with great excitement and anticipation that I wish to announce today the appointment of two key team officials who will help Converge FiberXers carry on with its mission of winning PBA Championships in the years to come.
The first is the appointment of our new team manager DENNIS GARCIA PINEDA, the current Governor of the basketball loving Province of Pampanga. The Governor is better known to many as “Delta”.
The Governor’s track record in government service speaks for itself.
But Delta’s abiding love, commitment and passion for the sport of basketball ranks high up among those I have come across in this beloved sports of ours.
At a young age of 48, Delta has already been a team coach, a team manager as well as Founder of the Pineda Basketball Training Camp, a testimony to his deep and long involvement in our country for the development of basketball.
Governor Dennis “Delta” Garcia Pineda is the new Converge FiberXers Team Manager
His long term association and shared passion for basketball with no less than our CEO Dennis Anthony H. Uy, will bring to the team that extra special attention, laser focus and long term strategic thinking championship teams are made of.
The second is the appointment of our new assistant team manager Franzl Jacob Lao.
A basketball player himself, having played in the high school team of La Salle and Ateneo Team A in college, Jacob at an even younger age of 22 brings to the FiberXers’ quest for PBA Championships the elements of youth, dynamism and managerial skills on top of his equally passionate love for basketball.
As a manager in the Fj group which is involved in both restaurant and resort property businesses – some of which we all surely recognize such as Gloria maris and Choi garden – Jacob is well attuned to an organization’s need for constant reinvention, for innovation and serving a unique dish of basketball play in order to thrive and win amidst tough competition.
Delta and Jacob will assume their respective positions starting this coming Third Conference of the PBA’s 47th season.
Please join me in warmly welcoming Delta and Jacob to the PBA community.
Atty. Chito Salud
PBA Team Governor
EVP and Head of Government Relations and Sports Affairs, Converge