FROM boxing champion to television host to congressman to pastor and now to basketball playing coach in the PBA.
Global boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said on Thursday he has reached an agreement to be the playing coach of Kia Motors when the expansion team makes its debut in the PBA on October 21.
“Yes, maglalaro ako sa PBA sa October. Playing coach ako,” the eight-division world boxing champion told Spin.ph.
Pacquiao, 35, said the agreement was reached during a meeting with Ginia Domingo, head of Columbia Autocar Corp., distributor of Kia vehicles in the country, at the Pacific Star Hotel past noon on Thursday.
“Nag-usap na kami, wala pang pirmahan ng contract pero okay na kami,” Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao bared he has long idolized basketball legend Robert Jaworski and now wants to emulate his playing-coach role with Ginebra in the eighties and nineties as he makes his foray into professional basketball.
Asked what he can bring to the table as a PBA coach, the hard-hitting boxer expressed confidence that he is equipped with enough coaching knowledge since he has been playing the same role in different minor leagues he has played with his Team Pacquiao touring team.
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