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Silva set to take over as UE coach

Joe Silva

Joe Silva

Nothing is cast in stone yet, but two-time UAAP juniors champion coach Joe Silva is bent on taking his act to the seniors level by way of University of the East.

Silva yesterday said that he’s already ironing out the final details of his impending coaching gig with Red Warriors, who have been left out in the cold following the exit of veteran mentor Derrick Pumaren last December.

“The final talks will be made next week. But most probably (I) will take the job,” he said in an text message straight from Hong Kong where he’s spending a much-deserved break after steering the Ateneo Blue Eaglets back to the juniors cage throne last month.

Silva added that he’s bound to sit down with Ateneo officials within the week to formally tender his resignation.

The development should be a welcome one for the Red Warriors, who have been spending their recent practices under the tutelage of interim coach Melvin Reyes. (Jerome Lagunzad)