Multi-titled mentor Frankie Lim joins Perpetual as consultant
Frankie Lim is taking his talents to Perpetual - years after those talents got four championships for San Beda
University of Perpetual Help is enlisting another multi-titled mentor to steady its basketball program.
Frankie Lim, who won four championships in the NCAA, has been appointed as team consultant for the Altas.
The development was first reported by Randolph Leongson of inquirer.net.
According to several sources, the 57-year-old Lim has already been running the practices for the Las Pinas-based squad.
This marks a return to the collegiate scene for Lim who once steered San Beda College to four titles in five years. His last head coaching stint in the Philippines was with Ginebra in 2015.
The multi-titled mentor is a much-welcome addition for a Perpetual side which mightily struggled in last year’s NCAA wars, only registering a 4-14 record. This, following a Final Four finish in Season 92.
In those two years, the head coaching post was quite the head-scratcher for the Altas. In preseason games, Nic Omorogbe was referred to as head coach while during in-season games, Jimwell Gican was referred to as head coach.
With Lim as team consultant, the hope is for there to be definite direction for the program so that talents such as Prince Eze and Keith Pido can continue to develop.
The hope is also that Lim can muster some of the magic that former head coach Aric del Rosario took with him when he left the program.
Perpetual’s best years came with del Rosario, the architect of University of Sto. Tomas’ four-peat in the ‘90s, at the helm.
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