FORMER Alaska import Sean Chambers said he's thinking about applying for the vacant University of Santo Tomas head coaching post.
"I’m highly considering the position, but I’m gonna make a decision after the weekend is over," said the 55-year-old American, setting Monday as his personal deadline.
Chambers is no stranger to handling young talent as he works as the Dean of Students in Fern Bacon Middle School. He is also the owner and director for JBS (Just Believe Sports) Basketball Club, an Adidas-sponsored Elite Program, in the US.
Chambers was also very close to former Tigers coach Aric del Rosario, who served as an assistant with the Milkmen under coach Tim Cone.
The two were together when Alaska achieved the rare Grand Slam feat in the PBA 1996, which also coincided with del Rosario completing the four-peat for UST in the UAAP.
"Coach Aric was truly like a father to me. Coach was one of my mentors when I played in the PBA," shared the six-time champion.
Chambers, though, knows that he still has a lot of things to consider.
"I still need to think about the process and I will make a decision after this weekend whether to apply for the position," he said.
"Just know that it's always been my dream to come back and be part of the college game."
If he throws his name in, he joins Rain or Shine assistant coach Chris Gavina, as well as UST alumni Siot Tanquingcen, Chris Cantonjos, Estong Ballesteros, Ed Cordero, Gilbert Lao, and Potit de Vera, among the applicants for the job held recently by Aldin Ayo.
UST suddenly finds itself on a rebuild following the controversial Bicol bubble that saw the promising men's basketball team program in shambles, with five of its key players transferring.