UP Fighting Maroons coach fired

Joe Lipa, whose most memorable achievement was coaching the Philippines to a bronze-medal finish in the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul, has been fired as head coach by the University of the Philippines after the Fighting Maroons failed to win a single game in UAAP Season 70 basketball tournament.

Among the names floated to replace Lipa include Ronnie Magsanoc and Eric Altamirano, both members of his 1986 champion squad, Air21 assistant coach Allan Gregorio and Santo Tomas assistant mentor Beaujing Acot.