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Manny Pacquiao set to coach Kia’s PBA team June 16th, 2014

The first-and-only eight division boxing world champion, Congressman Manny Pacquiao, has joined Team Kia and adds yet another title to his resume: Head Coach of Kia’s PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) team.

Pacquiao’s love for basketball is no secret, and he takes his love for it to another level, adding professional basketball team head coach to his growing list of accomplishments. Team Kia, a recent addition to the PBA league of ten men’s professional basketball teams, will suit up for the PBA’s 40th season this October. Though Pacquiao still has a boxing match coming up in November, he did not want to pass up on this opportunity to pursue another one of his passions.

“As you all know, basketball holds a special place in my heart. While boxing is my pride and joy, my bread and butter, basketball is my other passion. I promise you my 100 percent as I embark on this new and challenging chapter in my life. Manny Pacquiao is not going to let you down,” Pacquiao said at the press conference welcoming him as the new head coach.

The love for basketball and the PBA have made a mark in the Filipino culture and psyche, and with Pacquiao at the helm of Team Kia, the public can definitely expect more surprises from the team.