ABL: Jimmy Alapag announced as new head coach for Alab Pilipinas

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Aug 12 2017 03:29 PM | Updated as of Aug 12 2017 06:45 PM

Jimmy Alapag will serve as an assistant coach in the SEA Games-bound Gilas Pilipinas team. Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League has tapped Alapag as its next head coach. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Jimmy Alapag, who served as a longtime national-team captain, will now be tasked to call the shots for a different kind of Philippine team.

On Saturday, Alapag was named the new head coach of Alab Pilipinas for the 2017-18 ASEAN Basketball League.

The one-time PBA MVP takes over from Mac Cuan, who guided Alab to a semifinal finish last season.

This will be Alapag’s first head-coaching job, having served as an assistant for Gilas Pilipinas and Meralco in the PBA.

“The Mighty Mouse” won six championships in the PBA. He played 13 years for TNT and two years for Meralco.

He also stood as the longtime leader for the national team.

With Alab, Alapag will still have Cuan as part of his staff. 

The Philippines will see action in the ABL commencing later in the year. All of the action will be shown on S+A, S+A HD, and sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/abl.

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