MANILA, Philippines – Topex Robinson will call the shots for the De La Salle Green Archers starting in the UAAP Season 86 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The school announced Wednesday that Robinson has taken over the coaching reins, replacing Derek Pomaran, who led the team the past two seasons.
“De La Salle University is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Christopher “Topex” Robinson as head coach of the men’s basketball team effective today, January 19, 2023,” read a statement from La Salle.
Robinson, 48, is making his first UAAP stint with the Green Archers after leaving a mark in the PBA and NCAA — both as a player and coach.
— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) 19 January 2023
Robinson addressed his appointment with a tweet.
“FAITH.SERVICE.COMMUNION #Animo,” Robinson posted.
— Topex Robinson (@coachtopex) 19 January 2023
Former PBA guard Chose not to renew with Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters. After three years with three of the five conferences making the playoffs.
Robinson called the shots for San Sebastian College from NCAA seasons 87 through 90 in his first year as the team’s runner-up coach led by the ‘Penatubo Trio’ of Calvin Abueva, Ian Sanglong, and Ronald Pascual.
The ex-Stag took his action to Intramuros and led the Lyceum to a historic milestone under the leadership of Chief Justice Perez. An 18-game elimination round sweep to make the Finals outright in Season 93 only to lose the series to San Beda.
Robinson will inherit a talented La Salle roster headlined by UAAP Season 85 top rookie Kevin Quimbaugh, former legendary teammate Michael Phillips, Evan Neale, and Mark Noy, who lost to Adamson in the playoffs. Later, they lost in the Final Four with a 7-7 record. For No. 4, 80-76.
La Salle thanked Pomarn after two seasons. Experienced coach not renewed. When his contract expired last December 31.
“DLSU pays tribute to former head coach Derrick Poumarin for his dedicated service to the Green Archers,” the team said of Poumarin, who returned to the school in 2020 and ended the Green Archers’ five-year Final Four drought in Season 84. Ended the year.
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