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Ayo breaks silence

  • Written by Theodore Jurado
  • Published in Basketball
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AFTER a week-long silence, Aldin Ayo finally broke a deafening silence on his controversial decision
to leave La Salle.

“We have different views in handling the team. I’ve always done what is necessary,” said Ayo
through his Twitter account late Tuesday.
    
Online reports broke out two days after Christmas that Ayo has bolted out the Green Archers
camp, just a week after making a commitment to stay put in Taft.
    
“The reason why I kept mum is because of an agreement not to disclose any information before
the 1st week of January or until the school makes its official statement. I am only breaking my
silence since the news has come out earlier than expected and only after getting permission,” said
Ayo.
    
The two-time collegiate champion coach was grateful of the opportunity to steer La Salle to a
championship and a runner-up trophy in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.
    
“Much gratitude to Boss ECJ (Eduardo ‘Danding’ Cojuangco Jr.), the managers, school heads,
the De La Salle community, all of the Green Archers fans. The two years I have spent with the Archers
are two well-spent years indeed,” said Ayo, who is currently vacationing in his native Sorsogon.
    
But the 40-year coach has remained mum on his reported transfer to University of Santo Tomas.  
The school has yet to make a formal announcement regarding Ayo.
    
The Archers have appointed Louie Gonzalez, according to online reports on New Year’s Day, to
take over the vacancy left by Ayo with Glenn Capacio, Siot Tancquincen and Anton Altamirano as
assistants.