MANILA, Philippines -- With the UST coaching job vacant, several names have been mentioned with regards to taking over from Boy Sablan.
La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo has been rumored to transfer for a while now but it seems like he's staying at Taft.
Current Globalport mentor Pido Jarencio really, really, wants to come back but it appears UST would rather not go through that road again.
A left field choice is Sean Chambers. The legendary PBA import, for some reason, has been linked to the job after he resurfaced a couple of weeks ago.
It seems highly unlikely but you never really know. Stranger things have happened in the UAAP and in Philippine basketball in general.
The rumor has had some traction though, enough for Ginebra head coach Tim Cone, Chambers' former mentor at Alaska, to talk about it among other things last week.
"I don’t know. I had a lunch with Sean the day before he left," Cone said last week during Ginebra's grand fans day after defending the PBA Governors' Cup.
"I don’t really know anything about it. But he’s got a family, he’s got kids, he’s got a wife, he has a good job. And it’s hard to bring him over here and make him settle here and get his kids in school. He got young kids I think 9 and 11 years old," he added.
Chambers is currently a middle school administrator back in the States in the Sacramento City Unified School District in California. The PBA legend was in town a couple of weeks back and was seen watching the UAAP and several practices of Gilas Pilipinas.
Still, if and when Chambers decides on coaching basketball, here or elsewhere, Cone believes his former import will do well.
"I don’t know but Sean is a great guy, a great coach and a great motivator. He teaches the game the right way," the 20-time PBA champion said.
"And if anybody picks him up, it would be great. It is actually my dream to bring him over and be part of my coaching staff. If anybody picks him up, they would love Sean," Cone added.
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