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Fernandez takes over Chua as Sta. Lucia head coach

February 13, 2007 5:45pm
To put to rest any speculation surrounding the sacking of Alfrancis Chua as its head coach, Sta. Lucia Realty released a statement on Tuesday afternoon confirming that Chua will be replaced by former assistant coach Boyet Fernandez.

"Sta. Lucia Realty, upon consultation with top company and ball club officials led by team owner Excie Robles and league governor Buddy Encarnado has decided to pursue a different direction as far as its Philippine Basketball Association ball club is concerned," Sta. Lucia Realty said in its statement.

"As such, Sta. Lucia management is hereby elevating assistant coach Teodeorico 'Boyet' Fernandez to the position of head coach in lieu of coach Alfrancis Chua, who will hencefort be the team consultant," Sta. Lucia Realty added.

he statement also said that Adonis Tierra and Cholo Martin will stay on as assistant coaches.

It was also revealed that Chua will leave for the United States to attend coaching and management seminars. - GMANews.TV
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