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Dandan tenders resignation as Columbian mentor

Ricky Dandan bids goodbye to the Dyip. Dennis Jerome Acosta/Dugout Philippines (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA -- Ricky Dandan tendered his resignation as head coach of Columbian.

In a copy of the resignation letter shown to social media on Monday night by the PBA's official broadcaster ESPN 5, Dandan said that he "arrived at this decision after much thought and deliberation."

The concurrent UP assistant coach then reasoned, "My personal decision now is to concentrate all of 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."

Under Dandan, who took over Chris Gavina at the turn of the year, the Dyip posed an early threat in the Commissioner's Cup, going 3-2 to start the conference.

However, they lost five of their last six games, dropping them to 4-7 and eventually knocking them out of playoff contention.

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