GOLDWIN Monteverde's tenure as the head coach of National University was over even before it began.
Sources bared the the multi-titled high school coach had already tendered his resignation as head coach of the Bulldogs long before the stunning moves of his three bluechip juniors stars to other schools.
The resignation was accepted over the weekend, a source bared.
One source confirmed that Monteverde has submitted his resignation back in July, but SM Group head honcho Hans Sy did not accept it at the time.
Since then, NU has lost what was supposed to be its team of the future, with Carl Tamayo and Gerry Abadiano committing to University of the Philippines and Kevin Quiambao moving to La Salle.
NU management was hoping for a seamless transition of those Gilas Pilipinas Youth mainstays from the juniors side to the seniors team when Monteverde was tapped to be the head coach.
But their departure strained the coach's relationship with the NU brass, led by team manager Manny Sy.
That led to Hans Sy reportedly intervening in the affairs of the seniors team and finally approving Monteverde's resignation letter this past weekend.
Monteverde, a two-time UAAP champion for NU-Nazareth School, was supposed to take over the seniors team for UAAP Season 83. The son of Regal matriarch Lily Monteverde was coming off a title run for the Bullpups this past year where they completed an immaculate 16-0 run to the championship.
It would have been the biggest break in Monteverde's coaching career after he replaced ex-Bulldogs coach Jamike Jarin following the NU's disastrous 2-12 campaign last year.
He boasts championships in the Palarong Pambansa, Metro Manila Basketball League (MMBL), Tiong Lian Basketball League, and National Basketball Training Center (NBTC), across his stints with Chiang Kai Shek, Adamson, and NU.
The UAAP seniors field, however, remains as a dream as he awaits for his next opportunity.
Aside from that, Monteverde has also been relieved of his duties in the Bullpups, with NU undertaking a massive overhaul of its seniors and juniors programs.