TERRAFIRMA REVAMPS ASSISTANT COACHING STAFF, ADDS FORMER LA SALLE COACH GIAN NAZARIO
Former Green Archers coach Gian Nazario will be the new addition to the Terrafirma coaching staff under head coach Johnedel Cardel.
Nazario, together with Ronald Tubid, will be the new assistant coaches for the think tank of the Dyip bench for the upcoming PBA Season 46 and they will be replacing Hubert Delos Santos and Art Dela Cruz.
A holdover from the staff are team manager Joe Lipa and assistant coach Raymond Tiangco.
Nazario called the shots for De La Salle University (DLSU) during UAAP Season 86 with Jermaine Byrd as the team consultant.
He remained as an assistant coach under Derrick Pumaren when the latter was tapped as the head tactician.
Moreover, Nazario served as a long time deputy for De La Salle-Zobel as a player development coach.
After a long stint with La Salle’s juniors and seniors team, this will be his first time to be coaching the pros.
Terrafirma Dyip is fresh from a trade sending star guard CJ Perez to San Miguel Beermen for guard Gelo Alolino, center Russell Escoto, and wingman Matt Ganuelas-Rosser and the first pick for the PBA Rookie Draft.