Ain’t a traditional coach: Dennis Anthony Uy puts Fiber Xers’ fate in Aldin Ayo’s hands

Converge big boss Dennis Anthony Uy believes college-level coach Aldin Ayo has the Midas touch to turn the Fiber Xers from a cellar dweller into a championship contender in the PBA.

Uy replaced coach Jeff Cariaso with controversial coach Aldin Ayo, formerly of the De La Salle University and University of Sto. Tomas, for their second conference in the basketball league.

“I think our team is young. The question is how to compete with these traditional teams, and I figured kailangan namin fast team,” the bilyonaryo said in an interview ahead of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup which starts Sept. 21.

“Mas maganda yung galing sa collegiate, medyo agresibo mag-train ng mga bata, different and not the traditional way. That’s the strategy that came to mind.”

The purple and teal squad did not make it to the semifinals during the All-Filipino conference, finishing seventh out of 12 teams.

The Fiber Xers roster includes UAAP stars like Jeron Teng and Aljun Melecio, who once played with Ayo as their coach. They brought in Quincy Miller, a former NBA player for the Denver Nuggets, as their import.

“We have young players with energy and potential who are ready to compete as a team still finding chemistry and its identity. We believe Coach Ayo has the background to develop these players into an exciting and cohesive unit,” Uy added.

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The core group is composed of chairman JR Hernandez, Ting Yupangco, George Elazegui, Bong Africa, Roy Peña, Randy Nonato and BRAFE GOLF founder Albert MG Garcia, owner of the Megafiber brand.