TERRIFIC 12: Alapag makes East Asia Super League return with SMB to compete for title

Paul Lintag on Aug 29, 2019 01:04 PM
TERRIFIC 12: Alapag makes East Asia Super League return
Last year in the Super 8 also in Macau, coach Jimmy made his first East Asia Super League appearance via the Coaches’ Clinic, sharing his knowledge with over 50 basketball coaches in the region. (Photo by Arvin Lim)

Over a year later, Jimmy Alapag finally gets a chance to actually compete in the East Asia Super League.

Coach Jimmy will debut as a competitor in the EASL for the 2019 Terrific 12 tournament as the San Miguel Beermen will look to win another title this year, this time in Macau.

Alapag is an assistant coach for the Beermen and San Miguel, after defending the PBA Philippine Cup and regaining the Commissioner’s Cup, should see the Terrific 12 as valuable training ground in preparation of its Grans Slam chase.

Last year in the Super 8 also in Macau, Coach Jimmy made his first East Asia Super League appearance via the Coaches’ Clinic, sharing his knowledge with over 50 basketball coaches in the region.

Alapag was fresh from an ABL championship then after coaching San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas.

[Related: SUPER 8: Jimmy's Alab Pilipinas on deck for next Asia League joust?]

“The [East] Asia [Super] League is just a great melting pot for the top teams in Asia to get together and compete,” Alapag said in a statement.

“The [East] Asia [Super] League provides that platform for teams to showcase the talent they have in these respective countries and an opportunity to play against the best,” he added.

The Terrific 12 is the FIBA recognized premier preseason event of the summer and will be hosted b Macao’s Tap Seac Multi-Sport Pavilion this 17-22 September, 2019.

The event features the top basketball clubs from China, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines all colliding in Macao for their shot at lucrative cash prizes.

Aside from the Beermen, the TNT KaTropa and the Blackwater Elite will also represent the PBA.

 

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