SIOT Tanquingcen could still be moving to College of Saint Benilde but as an assistant coach to TY Tang at the Blazers camp, a source told SPIN.ph.
Tanquingcen spent the last two years with La Salle as assistant coach, including this year when the Green Archers won the UAAP Season 79 title. But he is reportedly heading across Taft Avenue to help rebuild Benilde's basketball program.
The source said Tanquingcen’s potential transfer to CSB already has the blessing of La Salle Green Archers team patron Eduardo ‘Danding’ Cojuangco, who is set to play a more active role in the Blazers basketball program next year.
Tanquingcen, a PBA champion coach, was also being eyed as head coach of CSB in its search for a new coach after the resignation of Gabby Velasco but the Blazers chose Tang, who played for La Salle's 2007 championship team in the UAAP.
Tang’s coaching staff already includes former Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Charles Tiu and Xavier School head coach Carlo Tan.