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    If they want me back, they'll get hold of me, says Lim on return to San Beda

    Dec 17, 2012

    FRANKIE Lim insists he has not talked to anyone about a possible return to San Beda, but he has just a few words to say now that the job has been left vacant by Ronnie Magsanoc's sudden resignation.

    "If they (San Beda) want me back, they will get hold of me," said Lim, who led San Beda to multiple titles before he was banned by the college league for two years for a brawl involving the Red Lions and San Sebastian's volleyball team during the 2011 offseason.

    The former PBA star said he has written the league's policy board on December 3 to formally seek the lifting of the ban at the end of its first year. But Lim said he has been informed that the board failed to come up with a decision on the issue when it was tackled in a meeting on the same day.

    If the ban is commuted, there could be no better option for San Beda in the wake of Magsanoc's departure than a comeback by Lim, who won four titles over a five-year span with the Red Lions - including the last two before his suspension.

    Magsanoc has stepped down as San Beda coach just two months after leading the team to a title on his first attempt, announcing his decision on Saturday during the Red Lions' Christmas party at the Meralco offices.

    Insiders said Boyet Fernandez, a Magsanoc assistant at San Beda who has won three titles with NLEX in the PBA D-League, is at the top of the list of coaches being eyed to take over the high-profile job.

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    Until the ban is lifted, Lim said any talk of a possible return to San Beda is moot and academic.

    "Let's just see," said Lim, now a regular analyst during PBA games for the pre-game and halftime shows.

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