Palami says Bo Perasol recommended to be UP coach, decision in hands of school officials
UP team manager Dan Palami says the appointment of Bo Perasol as coach is now in the hands of the school chancellor. Reuben Terrado

UNIVERSITY of the Philippines team manager Dan Palami bared that they have indeed recommended Bo Perasol to take over the men's basketball team but he pointed out that the final decision, which could come soon, remains with the school's chancellor.

Palami noted that UP remains officially without a head coach but has already recommended Perasol to take over the post left by Rensy Bajar.

"Coach Bo was one of the recommended coaches on the list," said Palami during a press conference on Thursday announcing UP's partnership with Chooks-to-Go.

Palami, however, said the final say remains with the school, which is expected to come up with a decision soon.

"We are in the process of selecting a head coach for the UP Fighting Maroons. We will know next week or in the next few days," said Palami.

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For now, Palami said the Maroons, who also saw action in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup, have been preparing for UAAP Season 79 with Joe Ward presiding over the team. 
“Coach Joe is still involved with the team as consultant for basketball operations,” said Palami.
If chosen, Perasol, a former Maroons player, will take over UP just a year after his three-year term with the Blue Eagles expired at the end of Season 78.
Perasol had a 27-18 win-loss record with the Blue Eagles but was replaced by Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin during the offseason.

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