NO SURPRISE SUBSTITUTIONS: Jimmy is done playing

Paul Lintag on Nov 21, 2017 03:13 PM
NO SURPRISE SUBSTITUTIONS: Jimmy is done playing
Get used to this sight from now on because Jimmy Alapag is done with playing.

With Alab Pilipinas down 15 points and Jimmy Alapag standing in front of the team bench, don't lie and just admit that you thought the Mighty Mouse had a spare jersey underneath his sharp blue suit.

Like he was just waiting for the right opportunity to take off his jacket, trade his brown dress shoes for some low-cut Kobes and check in to lead yet another epic comeback.

Tanduay Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag says that he could've checked in during his team's eventual 89-92 loss to defending champion Hong Kong in the ABL season-opener Sunday, but he made the right choice and chose not to.

That's because he done playing. For good this time.

"No, no. You know somewhere deep inside, a little voice might be there saying to check in," Alapag said.

"But I'm done playing. I'm completely focused now on helping our team and putting the guys in position to win games," he added.

Despite taking a loss on his first game as head coach, Jimmy says that there are a lot of positives for him personally and for his team.

He also says that there is a big room for improvement and that starts with the team's preparation for their Nov. 29 home game against Singapore.

"Just like the players, they' have to get work at practice and I'll do my part watching video and making sure we're better on the 29th," Alapag said.




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