Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lasquety, however, won’t be left alone in the PBA D-League games as Meneses will still serve as the team manager while deputy Cholo Villanueva will be assisting him in the sidelines.The arrangement, however, is just for the PBA D-League as Meneses is still the JRU head coach.The Heavy Bombers will begin their NCAA Season 94 preparation early with the D-League stint as they bank on the leadership of NCAA Most Improved Player Jed Mendoza.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netVergel Meneses isn’t just a hoops legend or the head coach for Jose Rizal University. He’s also laying down the groundwork for the school’s future this early.The 48-year-old bench tactician is handing down the Heavy Bombers rein to Gio Lasquety this upcoming 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup as he begins his succession plan for the varsity team.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Malditas save PH from shutout Saunders seeks to defend title in Lemieux’s back yard “If you’ll look at it, he was listed as the head coach when we submitted our lineup for the D-League,” the mentor bared, making Lasquety the youngest coach in the developmental league’s seven-year history at 23 years of age.Meneses has long been grooming Lasquety as his successor once he decides to move away from Kalentong, even going as far as putting the hardworking swingman as a playing assistant coach in his final year this past NCAA Season 93.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Even during the NCAA season, he was with us when we’re preparing our game plan in the coaches’ room. Every game, he was there with us preparing,” he said.It was easy for Meneses to let Lasquety take over the job, given his impressive basketball IQ. “He knows what’s happening in the court and what the opponent is doing. He tells me, ‘Coach, what they’ll do is this. What they’ll do is that.’ He really is knowledgeable.” View comments Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.