Ricky Dandan has just resigned from his post as the head coach of Columbian Dyip in the PBA.
The amiable mentor recently released a statement announcing his decision to step down from the team that he handled since Chris Gavina similarly resigned after just 2 games into the 2017-18 Philippine Cup.
“Since January I have focused all my efforts full time as Head Coach of the Columbian and, when time permitted, I attended the practices of the UP Men’s Basketball Team. My personal decision now is to concentrate all my attention, effort, and energy full time on helping coach Bo Perasol and the UP Fighting Maroons in our quest for the Final Four this forthcoming UAAP Season,” wrote Dandan in his statement.
Columbian started off strong in the ongoing Commissioner’s Cup, winning three of its first five games including a 104-96 upset over league leader Rain or Shine, the only loss so far in the conference for the Elasto Painters.
The Dyip, however, dropped five of its last six games to finish with a 4-7 record. Mathematically, the team still has a chance to advance in the playoffs but inferior quotient would ultimately keep them from qualifying.
Dandan now will focus on his role as assistant coach of the University of the Philippines in the UAAP where the team is hoping to finally land a spot in the Final Four after missing out in the last 20 years.