SUPER 8: Jimmy's coaching transition is complete

Paul Lintag on Jul 20, 2018 07:22 PM
SUPER 8: Jimmy's coaching transition is complete
A couple of months after winning his first championship as a head coach in the ABL with the San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas, Alapag is out at the East Asian Games Dome in Macau giving a coaching clinic.

MACAU --- Jimmy Alapag's coaching transition is finally complete.

A couple of months after winning his first championship as a head coach in the ABL with the San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas, Alapag is out at the East Asian Games Dome here giving a coaching clinic.

As basketball action took a break at the Summer Super 8 tournament, Alapag, together with fellow coaches, gave a clinic Friday, giving an opportunity to share and gain knowledge on the court.

"I'm really excited to be here. I'm thankful for the Asia League for bringing me out here to share, just from finishing my first season as a head coach. I'm just excited to share my experiences and my approach even though I'm probably the youngest coach here," Alapag said.

"My talk will be about leadership and how valuable it is to any team to be successful. Just based off my own personal experience, all the teams that I've seen and all the teams that I've been a part of always have great leadership, and it doesn't necessarily mean it's coming from one person, it comes from multiple players in the team," he added.

With the Asia League gathering teams from five countries --- China, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, and Taipei --- the sharing of knowledge is crucial.

Players and coaches alike in the meeting of such diverse people, with each one offering their take on how basketball should be played.

Ultimately, everyone just comes out as a winner.

"I think with coaching, it's very similar to being a player because you're always learning and you always have to be open to new ideas. If you're playing, you work on new moves, as a coach you always try to see and look for ways, it could be a play or a new set, to help you for the upcoming season," Alapag said.

"Just being able to be around coaches who've been around the game for a long time and learn from them, and at the same time they have an opportunity to learn from us, I think it's great. I think it's great for basketball and for the Asian region to get exposure for everybody," he added.

 


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