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It’s official: Nash Racela is new Blackwater coach, seals reunion with Belo, Tolomia

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Nash Racela has officially come to terms with Blackwater after he signed a two-year guaranteed coaching contract.

Racela takes over the coaching job from interim mentor Aris Dimaunahan and at the same time, set up a reunion with his former players at FEU in Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Mike Tolomia, with whom he won a UAAP men’s basketball championship in 2014.

Racela last coached in the PBA in 2018 for TnT Katropa.

The Elite is looking to bounce back after failing to advance in the playoffs of the season-ending PBA Governors Cup which followed its best franchise finish as the third-seeded team going to the playoffs of the Commissioner’s Cup.