THE door may be shut on Aldin Ayo in the UAAP, but that doesn't mean that options have dried up for him elsewhere.
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) director of operations Butch Antonio said that there's no such ruling restricting other leagues or schools from securing the services of the beleaguered bench tactician.
"We at the SBP recognizes that each league has its own constitution, by-laws, and board members. We respect their decisions and policies but we cannot enforce it on other stakeholders of the federation," he said.
Ayo has been handed an indefinite ban on Wednesday as the UAAP Board of Trustees (BOT) handed down its penalty following its probe on the University of Santo Tomas' controversial Bicol bubble.
He resigned from his post last Friday, which was accepted by UST on Saturday morning.
Ayo may be out of Espana, but Antonio said that the national federation for basketball can't prohibit him from taking other jobs outside of the UAAP.
"We cannot restrict and we can't really use that word. As much as they're members, kailangan natin respetuhin yung decision nila. And as members of the SBP, we respect the respective leagues' decisions," he said.