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Pacquiao named new Letran manager

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By Ivan Saldajeno
MANILA--On Wednesday, Letran named Manny Pacquiao as the basketball team's new manager for its NCAA campaign.

The school's official Facebook page posted a picture of the eight-division world boxing champion alongside Fr. Vic Calvo, Letran's representative to the NCAA board.
Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao the new team manager of Letran Knights! #WelcomeToLetranSirManny
Posted by Colegio de San Juan de Letran on Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Discussions about Pacquiao's new role have been around online and offline in recent months especially when Aldin Ayo, one of Pacquiao's assistants with PBA club Kia, was named the new coach last summer.

Adding more hints was the agreement to make Pacquiao's PBA D-League team MP Hotel a school-based team for the Foundation Cup, paving the way for key Letran players led by Mark Cruz to join the team.

The Knights went to a good start on Tuesday as they bludgeoned CSB, 82-53.

(Related Story: Letran crushes CSB, 82-53)

They will next face the JRU Heavy Bombers on Friday.