TY Tang unretires, set to play for CSB-backed Go for Gold
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 29, 2018 03:03 PM
Charles Tiu will be counting on the unretired TY Tang to provide the steady hand for young Go for Gold
With the conference-ending injury to Kent Salado, Go for Gold needed a point guard who would ably steer its campaign.
Coach Charles Tiu didn’t have to look far and long, finding his new court general within his staff in TY Tang.
After retiring three years ago, Tang is all set to return to action as a player for the Scratchers in the ongoing 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup.
Tiu himself confirmed the development. “I think it’s awesome to have coach TY back,” he told Tiebreaker Times’ Matthew Li who broke the news.
Tang is the head coach while serves his assistant for College of St. Benilde in the NCAA.
In the PBA D-League, with the Blazers making up majority of Go for Gold, the two have switched roles.
And with Salado going down for the conference with a knee injury, Tiu will be counting on Tang to steady the backcourt alongside J-Jay Alejandro.
Even though they won their opener, the Scratchers are well aware that their campaign will be long and grueling. As such, they are in need of veteran leadership especially as their lineup is composed of youngsters from the NCAA.
The 33-year-old Tang provides just that after playing for seven years in the PBA, all with Rain or Shine with whom he won a championship.
He makes his return to action as a player on Tuesday when Go for Gold matches up with Jose Rizal University in Pasig’s Ynares Arena.
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