Bong Ramos resigns as Blackwater coach

MANILA, Philippines – Bong Ramos will not be returning as head coach for Blackwater.

Ramos has resigned from his post after 3 PBA conferences as Aris Dimaunahan takes over as interim coach for the Elite, team governor Silliman Sy said.

"Yes, he resigned na," Sy said through a Facebook exchange.

After replacing Leo Isaac in the middle of the 2018 Commissioner's Cup, Ramos turned Blackwater into a playoff team in the 2018 Governors' Cup with a 7-4 record. 

But the Elite took multiple blows with trades of key players Poy Erram, Paul Zamar and John Pinto, and it reflected in their performance in the 2019 Philippine Cup as they crashed to the bottom of the standings with a 2-9 card.

Blackwater has more than a month to prepare before the 2019 Commissioner's Cup kicks off in May.

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.