A TOWERING 6-foot-9 personnel for a deputy coach? That should be a giant step for Adamson.
Gilbert Cruz, team manager of the Falcons, disclosed to Spin.ph that the school has spoken to former PBA player and Adamson alumnus Marlou Aquino on possibly joining the team staff with a coaching change looming by next season.
Aquino was part of the last Adamson team that made the league finals in 1992 along with fellow giants EJ Feihl and Giovanni Pineda, together with Kenneth Duremdes.
The possibility of a coaching change for the San Marcelino-based school arose after current coach Leo Austria expressed his intention not to renew his contract with the Falcons next year.
Aquino’s possible hiring could be a big boost for the Falcons especially to their big men led by Cameroonian Ingrid Sewa, who has shown a lot of potential but remains a project player.
“He will be a big help for our big men,” Cruz admitted.
Aquino was seen watching Adamson’s August 31 game against University of the Philippines.
Cruz has also bared that the school already has a shortlist of candidates for the head coaching job in the event Austria decides not to return next season.
On top of the list are Adamson icons Hector Calma and Duremdes, who is currently part of Austria’s coaching staff as an assistant.