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PBA Pass-Through: Lim new Ginebra coach and other updates from around the league



Lim new Ginebra head coach

In the latest installment of the team’s seemingly regular post-conference coaching rigodon, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel reportedly replaced Ato Agustin with Frankie Lim as the Kings’ new head coach.

The former San Beda Red Lions mentor is set to become the ballclub’s third head coach in a span of four conferences. PhilStar Sports Hub first tweeted about the development on Monday night.

In addition, at least two Kings are on the trading block, as per PhilStar’s Dino Maragay:

Naveen Ganglani of spoke to point guard LA Tenorio about the development who at the moment said he did not know anything about it yet:

An update later that night by confirmed Ginebra will be having Lim as the team’s new head coach. Three head coaches in the span of a season? Oh well.

Uyloan sure to play in semis


Jonathan Uyloan was hurt during Rain or Shine’s quarterfinals battle with the Ginebra Kings when he clashed knees with Mike Dunigan, but it is nothing serious.

The backcourt player, who is averaging 4.7 PPG, 2.1 RPG, and 1.6 APG this conference, said he will be able to play in the semi-finals against Meralco.

Uichico not worried about Johnson shooting 3s

Photo by Nuki Sabio

Talk ‘N Text head coach Jong Uichico is not worried about import Ivan Johnson taking outside shots. He trusts the Tropang Texters reinforcement and added Johnson reacts to what the defense gives him.

“As long as it goes in,” he joked. “He takes naman what the defense gives him.”

Johnson has been phenomenal from three-point land in the last three games: 19-for-31, or a whopping 61.3 percent!

Other updates:

Mark Dyke

National University Bullpup Mark Dyke was silent about his plans for the future. Reporters tried to get his thoughts about where Dyke is going for college during the SLAM Rising Stars Classic, but the big man opted not to respond.

Who will win the Dyke sweepstakes? We’ll find out soon.

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