Chua is Ginebra's new coach
MANILA, Philippines - Barangay Ginebra San Miguel starts 2013 with a new head coach.
The team promoted consultant Alfrancis Chua of the now defunct Sta. Lucia Realtors to rejuvenate its game.
Chua replaces Siot Tanquingcen, who takes on the role of assistant coach.
The change in leadership follows Ginebra's lackluster performance in the past years -- the team failed to advance past the quarterfinals in the Philippine Cup in 2011 and has not won any championship in the last 4 conferences.
Chua has no championships under his belt, but he has a dependable track record of handling various basketball teams such as Tanduay in 2000, and Sta. Lucia Realtors from 2003 to 2007.
Prior to that, Chua served as the Realtors' assistant coach and worked with Norman Black, who finished a good run with the Ateneo Blue Eagles and is now coaching Talk N' Text Tropang Texters. - Rappler.com