The colorful and inspiring career path of international boxing’s current WBO-welterweight titleholder and Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao, has taken a new leap as he is now the head coach of KIA Motors of the Philippine Basketball Association. Along this line, KIA is one of thee newest expansion teams ever to join the Philippines’ most popular local basketball since the 1970’s circa. His much awaited appointment as KIA Motors’ mentor was proudly announced by the most distinguished and incumbent governor of Palawan, Jose Alvarez during a press conference last Monday at the Pacific Star Building. As expected, the Pound for Pound King sincerely thanked the management and staff of the colossal car manufacturing firm.

Filipino boxing superstar, Manny Pacquiao has a new profession to explore in Philippine basketball.

Filipino boxing superstar, Manny Pacquiao has a new profession to explore in Philippine basketball.

In a heartwarming gesture, Congressman Manny Pacquiao said.

I’d like to thank members of Team Kia. I’m very happy that I was selected as the head coach.

Furthermore, he sincerely emphasized that being appointed as KIA’s head game tactician will provide him the once in a lifetime opportunity to show his untapped basketball playing prowess, aside from the sport that catapulted him to fame and stardom. Likewise, he optimistically reiterated that

I need to prove that I can also show my skills in basketball and not just in boxing, especially because I’m the head coach of the team.

Admittedly, Pacquiao said that although he had many boxing accolades under his belt basketball will always remain his heart. More so, Manny Pacquiao’s accidental boxing career all started when he presumed that the first boxing contract that he had signed was an accord about a career in basketball. Of course, the 35-year old mentor of KIA was seriously asked about his future plans for the team. He said this very impressive statement without taking aback.

I wanted a team that is strong, strong and disciplined.

This is yet another challenging milestone for Coach Manny Pacquiao. Now, would he ever become as PBA’S The Winningest Coach after Virgilio Baby Dalupan? Let us all wait and see.

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