COACH Roger Gorayeb still has commitments with the national team, an NCAA school and a commercial club, but says there is a 50 percent chance he would sign an extension with National University.
“Nag-uusap pa,” said Gorayeb. “Let’s see what will happens. Sa ngayon, 50-50 pa.”
The multi-titled Gorayeb was tapped by NU only two months ago, and he helped steer the struggling Lady Bulldogs to the playoffs although they wound up one step short of the finals for the third straight year.
But Gorayeb’s stay with NU remains uncertain as he also needs to focus on coaching the Philippine women’s national team, San Sebastian in the NCAA, and PLDT in the Philippine Superliga.
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“Baka kasi magka-conflict sa schedule ng San Sebastian, national team, at sa PLDT. We’ll see,” Gorayeb said.
Gorayeb admitted aiming for the title in such a short time may be a little too much, but he would have been very pleased to make it to the finals.
“Sabi ko sa mga bata, it was a good run. We didn’t lose our composure. It was disappointing pero I’m proud of what happened sa two and a half months. What more if I stayed longer.”
“First two to three weeks was really adjustments pero after a month, doon palang na-accept ’yung system. Siyempre, I would have wanted to play in the finals. Kahit mag-finals lang, kahit hindi mag-champion dahil sayang ’yung chance,” said Gorayeb.
Gorayeb also noted NU played good enough to capitalize on the Lady Spikers’ poor showing in the first match, but it proved too much for them when the real La Salle squad showed up for their second encounter.
“Alam mong La Salle played poor and we capitalized. But now, La Salle played a more mature game. All of a sudden, ’yung game namin bumalik sa pagiging rookie,” said Gorayeb.