Benilde head coach Charles Tiu: “We have to be mindful of the things that we do in life”
CHARLES TIU – The head coach of De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde recently spoke about giving chances and “teaching moment” from the incident involving former Jose Rizal University player John Amores.
Charles was asked in an interview on ‘The Howie Severino Podcast’ if Amores should still be given a chance to play in a college league despite the incident.
“That’s tricky. I don’t know if they’ll allow him. But I would still say yes. I would say obviously he probably has to pay the consequences first but I think when that happened, I wasn’t even sure if he was suspended or what. But to me, it’s really up to the people guiding him,” he said. “They have to find a way to help the kid and to change his behavior because if not, it will just keep happening again. But if you ask me, I still give him a chance, to be honest.“
To recall, Amores has been on the receiving end of criticism following his punching of basketball players during their match against Benilde in NCAA Season 98 last November 8.
Amores himself has personally apologized to CSB players and is facing a complaint lodged by Jimboy Pasturan and Taine Davis, who said they have also accepted Amores’ apology. Also, he has been slapped with an indefinite suspension by the league and was removed from the roster of athletes of JRU.
For Charles, the said incident was a “teaching moment” for him in basketball.
He shared that the incident taught them of being a better person and taking in mind that actions reflect one’s upbringing. According to him, people have to be mindful of the things that they do in their life.
The Benilde head coach also said that they just wanted to represent their school with class and honor.
In a report on GMA News, Benilde head coach Charles Tiu and Colegio de San Juan de Letran coach Bonnie Tan said that they expected an “exciting and grueling” best-of-three series.