PBA mourns passing of the legendary Aric Del Rosario

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Mar 26, 2020 04:41 PM
PBA mourns passing of the legendary Aric Del Rosario
In the 45-year history of the PBA, Del Rosario will be remembered as one of the best assistant coaches ever.

The world of Philippine Basketball took a heavy loss Thursday with the passing of legendary coach Aric Del Rosario.

[Related: Four-peat UAAP champion coach Aric Del Rosario passes away]

While Coach Aric's magic was most fondly remembered in the college game, especially after he guided the UST Growling Tigers to four straight UAAP championships in the 1990s, Del Rosario was also a prolific coach in the PBA.

In the 45-year history of the league, Del Rosario will be remembered as one of the best assistant coaches ever.

"The PBA condoles with the entire family of the late former Alaska assistant mentor Aric Del Rosario, one of the friendliest and well-respected coaches during his time with the league," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said.

"We will always remember him with fondness," he added.

SMC sports director and former Glowing Goldie Alfrancis Chua also has some good memories of the legendary coach.

It was Coach Aric who recruited Chua to play for UST in college.

"Dalawa kami ni Gido Babilonia na dinala niya from Letran to UST. He's a passionate coach na napakabait na tao," Chua said.

"Parang tatay namin yan dahil parang anak niya kami ituring. Imagine, ginagastos niya ang sarili niyang pera para pakainin kaming mga players. Gumagastos din ng sariling pera yan para sa team-building sessions namin," boss Al added.

 

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