Creamline is set to miss the services of head coach Tai Bundit in the upcoming conference of the Premier Volleyball League.
The multi-titled coach has decided to go back home to Bangkok and be with his family.
The league is planning to hold its second conference in the fourth quarter of the year in another bubble setup but this time in Metro Manila.
"He won't be able to coach Creamline as well for the possible second conference. He will wait for things to clear up in Thailand," said PVL commissioner Tony Liao.
The rising COVID-19 cases in Thailand forced the PVL champion coach to pack his bags and be with his wife and three kids.
"Coach Tai cited family reasons because he won't be able to concentrate to coach the national team with the rising cases in Thailand. Coach Tai's kids are still young with one still in high school while the twins are still in grade school," added Liao.
Bundit missed the Cool Smashers' first four matches in the Open Conference then sat on the sidelines for the next three before taking over from assistant coach Sherwin Meneses in the match against Choco Mucho last August 4.
The decorated tactician led Creamline to a silver finish in the maiden professional volleyball league after losing to Chery Tiggo via reverse sweep in the finals.
Bundit already left for Thailand last Thursday after yielding a negative RT-PCR test yesterday.