Converge team governor Chito Salud on Thursday announced the appointment of two key team officials expected to help the FiberXers carry on with their mission of winning PBA championships in the years to come.
Dennis Pineda, the current Governor of basketball-loving Pampanga and better known to many as “Delta”, was appointed as Converge team manager.
“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,” said Salud. “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.”
Salud added: “His is 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 appointment is that of 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, the 22-year-old Lao 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.
Pineda and Lao will assume their respective positions starting this coming Third Conference of the PBA’s 47th season.