UAAP: La Salle management supports Aldin Ayo as Green Archers prepare to rebuild

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) — De La Salle University expressed its support for men's seniors basketball head coach Aldin Ayo despite failing to steer the team to back-to-back UAAP titles.

The Green Archers succumbed to archrivals Ateneo Blue Eagles in Game 3 of the Season 80 finals early this month.

READ: Ateneo dethrones archrival La Salle to claim ninth UAAP basketball title

Previous reports speculated that the 40-year-old Ayo is headed to University of Santo Tomas as the head coaching position for the Growling Tigers remains vacant after the departure of Boy Sablan.

However, in a statement released Wednesday, the university's Office of Sports Development said they are behind Ayo and his coaching staff as they begin their rebuilding process.

"Management is firmly behind coach Aldin Ayo and his staff as we start the process of rebuilding for the future," it stated.

"We stand united as a team to regroup and regain the crown next season."

DLSU will begin its practice on January 16, 2018 after the holiday season in preparation for the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) National Collegiate Championships which will happen on February 2 to 11.