ALFRANCIS Chua stood firm on his decision to step down as Barangay Ginebra head coach during a meeting with San Miguel Corp. top brass led by big boss Ramon Ang, sources revealed to Spin.ph.
Chua, who led Ginebra to the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals in his first conference as head coach, met with Ang and other SMC officials on Tuesday afternoon and was asked to reconsider his resignation which he first announced to the team on Monday, sources said.
“He stood pat on his decision,” said the source.
Unable to convince the pony-tailed coach to stay on, SMC officials, sources added, asked Chua to file a leave of absence instead to leave the door open for a possible return.
Chua was also told to think things over for the rest of the season-ending Governors Cup and decide if he still has the zest to return to the most popular ballclub next season, sources added.
At posting time, SMC has yet to make an announcement on whether Chua's resignation has been accepted.
Chua, who also had previous coaching stints with Tanduay and Sta. Lucia Realty, had cited only "personal reasons" for his resignation, although his decision came in the wake of a couple of movements at the Ginebra camp in which sources said he had no hand on.