PBA 3x3

Mau Belen tasked to coach TNT 3×3 team

Delfin Dioquino
Mau Belen tasked to coach TNT 3×3 team

MAKING WAVES. Mau Belen will call the shots for TNT in the inaugural PBA 3x3 tournament.

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Mau Belen becomes the first female to hold a head coaching post in PBA history

Mau Belen continues to break barriers in the PBA.

Belen will call the shots for TNT in the inaugural 3×3 tournament of the PBA slated to kick off on November 20, becoming the first female to hold a head coaching post in league history.

Tropang Giga team manager Gabby Cui confirmed the development, which was first reported by Spin.

Belen first made headlines when she joined TNT as a deputy of comebacking coach Chot Reyes and became the first woman to work in a coaching capacity for a PBA franchise.

In the 3×3 league, Belen will mentor promising guard Jeremiah Gray and veterans Almond Vosotros, Samboy de Leon, and Lervin Flores.

Expectations are high for Belen and her 3×3 crew as the Tropang Giga ruled the recent Philippine Cup to snap a six-year championship drought.

A total of 10 PBA teams will field affiliate teams in the 3×3 tournament, while three guest teams – Zamboanga Valientes, Pioneer Pro Tibay, and Platinum Karaoke – completed the 13-team field.

Blackwater and Alaska opted not to participate.

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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.