LEO Austria’s situation with Adamson remains in doubt as no offer has been made to him on a possible return as coach of the Falcons next season.
The soft-spoken mentor admitted not hearing about a possible contract extension from the university shortly after the team’s UAAP season ended with yet another defeat over the weekend.
Austria himself earlier admitted he doubts if he will return as Adamson coach once his contract with the school expires on October 31.
“I’m really sure na hindi na ma-e-extend ang contract ko. With the way things are going on, there is no indication,” said Austria.
“It’s beyond my control if I coach Adamson or not,” he added. “Nobody is talking to me. It’s an indication that they want change.”
The Falcons had a disappointing Season 76 when they only won four of their 14 games.
Austria later bared several quarters within the San Marcelino-based school had been calling for a change in the coaching staff.
Adamson officials, however, denied Austria’s claim, stressing the school still has full confidence in their longtime coach.
Austria said he will study his options if ever he gets an offer.
“If ever kausapin nila ako, I have to evaluate it thoroughly because this is my career. But as I said before, nowadays, mahirap mag-coach sa UAAP if you don’t have the resources. (Other schools) are rebuilding, they have a lot of recruits. And probably, in the next few years, they’ll be better and better,” said the former PBA Rookie of the Year.
But the way he’s talking, Austria appears to have already made up his mind not to renew his contract with Adamson.
“I think I deserve a break,” he said.
The Adamson mentor said the Falcons have been emotional ever since he bared that he will most likely leave the team after the season.
“May mga players na nag-iyakan especially si Rodney (Brondial) and some na ga-graduate na. Touching ‘yung mga sinabi nila. I’m happy to hear from them na they learned a lot and I learned a lot from Adamson too,” said Austria.