By Brian Yalung
Jimmy Alapag is coming off a memorable stint with the Sacramento Kings where he worked as an assistant coach in the 2019 Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was invited by general manager Vlade Divac and the 41-year-old didn’t think twice, knowing it was a chance for him further enrich his education when it comes to coaching.
Currently busy helping the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Alapag bared that he learned a lot from the opportunity and said that it felt like that he was back in school again.
“It was an amazing experience. I really valued every minute I spent with the team the past month. It’s really great to be with an organization and I learned a ton. I felt I was back in school a little bit with the amount of notes I took. I’m thankful to Vlade and the entire organization for the opportunity,” said Alapag.
Known to be one of the deadliest shooters in the country, Alapag was asked on the hot shooting of Chris Ross during game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals. The six-time PBA champion was all praises on the SMB guard and says he deserves all the credit.
“He deserves all the credit. He works on it every day and that’s the result of all his hard work,” said Alapag.
Finally, the Mighty Mouse was asked if there would be a follow-up to his NBA coaching stint. He bared that there are plans for him to return next summer.
“There are plans that I will join them again next summer. So in the meantime, I will continue to grow and learn then we’ll see what’s next,” Alapag ended.