Alapag hopes to learn from foreign coaches in World Hoops Clinic

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 14 2017 04:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Former PBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Gilas Pilipinas skipper Jimmy Alapag anticipates a fruitful weekend when he takes part in the World Hoops Clinic on June 16 to 18 at the Marikina Sports Complex.

Now an assistant coach for both the Meralco Bolts and the Philippine national basketball team, Alapag will conduct a module on leadership during the three-day clinic, as he hopes to impart knowledge gleaned from 14 years of playing professional basketball.

"This platform allows myself to share with coaches from all over the world my experiences both in the PBA and Gilas, and the time I spent competing with the best international teams in the world," he said.

"I'm sharing my personal experiences, reaching out and explaining the importance of leadership," he added. "You can't be successful in any form, whether in sports or business, without proper leadership."

Alapag is also eager to learn from the bevy of international coaches that former Gilas coach Tab Baldwin has brought in to conduct the clinic.

Among the foreign coaches who will participate are Pero Cameron of New Zealand, and Lebanon national men's coach Nenad Vucinic. Former Gilas consultant Natxo Lezcano will also be there.

"This is also an opportunity for myself to learn a lot from a lot of great minds in the world of basketball," said Alapag, who has only been coaching for seven months following his retirement from the PBA.

The World Hoops Clinic was organized by Baldwin, the former national team and current Ateneo de Manila University mentor, to help broaden the basketball knowledge of Filipino coaches.

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