AFTER a swirl of activity in the offseason, a new-look Globalport side has one final business to take care of.
A coaching change.
Just hours after signing Eric Menk to a one-year deal, sources said team owner Mikee Romero is eyeing a new man to bring together a lineup he painstakingly built from scratch when the new season comes around.
"Hot off the grill: mukhang may balak," said an insider who requested anonymity. "Nabuksan lang 'yan (talk on a coaching change) after we finalized the contract of Menk."
That should mean an early end to the tenure of current coach Junel Baculi, who handled the team for two conferences after taking over from interim coach and now assistant Glen Capacio.
The veteran Baculi led the team to a maiden quarterfinal appearance in the last Governors' Cup but was tossed out on two technicals during the knockout game against Rain or Shine.
"Doon nanlamig ng todo ang management. Parang missing in action ang coach namin," said the source.
Information received by Spin.ph disclose Romero is looking at three prospects: Nash and Olsen Racela as well as current Alaska assistant coach Alex Compton.
Olsen is an assistant of Tim Cone at San Mig after a short-lived stint as head coach of Petron while Nash calls the shots for UAAP side Far Eastern University and is an assistant at Talk 'N Text.
It is still unclear when a decision would be made, but sources said Romeo is planning to make a change, if any, before the new season gets going on November 17.
Baculi, who still presides over Globalport's practices, refused to comment when contacted by Spin.ph.