THE busy schedule of the Ateneo Lady Eagles off-the-court after winning the UAAP title has taken its toll on their campaign in the Shakey’s V-League.
And Ateneo head coach Anusorn ‘Tai’ Bundit is not happy about it.
Following their title win in a classic duel with De La Salle for the UAAP crown, the Lady Eagles have become top celebrities and consequently deluged with invitations for television appearances from all the major networks.
They Said It!
“They don'T fogus (sic) and thinking superstar." Ateneo coach Tai Bundit wrote on Facebook on the Lady Eagles after their dismal performance in the V League
In fact, the entire Ateneo team had to immediately leave The Arena in San Juan after their debut game in the V-League last March 23 just to make it in time for another TV guesting.
Just last weekend, the Lady Eagles were sent crashing back to earth in the V-League by the Arellano Lady Chiefs - their first loss since that amazing run to the UAAP title in which they overcame five do-or-die matches including two against the thrice-to-beat Lady Spikers in the finals.
When informed by Ateneo team manager Tonyboy Liao through Facebook that the Lady Eagles lost to the Lady Chiefs in the V-League due in part to their hectic, off-court schedule, Bundit said he felt that his team is not focused enough in the V-League tournament.
“They don'T fogus (focused) and thinking superstar,” wrote Bundit.
Bundit, who became popular for his celebratory ‘dance moves’ in the sidelines during Ateneo’s dream run in the UAAP, is currently in his homeland as he fulfills his commitment with the Thailand developmental team.
The Thai coach, however, is expected to return sometime during the V-League tournament to handle the coaching chores for the Lady Eagles.