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Kai Sotto keeps NBA journey 'level-headed', says Alapag

Mar 21, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Gilas Pilipinas legend Jimmy Alapag takes notice of Kai Sotto’s hard work and dedication to chase his NBA dream

BIG DREAMS. Kai Sotto hopes to become the first homegrown Filipino NBA player. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Alapag hoping Brownlee 'okay' after continued Alab absences

Feb 24, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Justin Brownlee misses back-to-back games after being tapped to reinforce Alab Pilipinas

WAITING GAME. Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag says their contact with Justin Brownlee have been "on and off." Photo from Facebook/@AlabPilipinasOfficial

'Stockton-like' Brickman hungry for title with Alapag-led Alab

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:45 PM

'That’s what Jason Brickman does. He provides that stability and leadership at the point guard position,' says Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag

'JOHN STOCKTON'. Head coach Jimmy Alapag praises Jason Brickman as a 'John Stockton-like' guard in the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo from release

Alapag raring to make up for lost Alab season with Brickman, Gray

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Alab coach Jimmy Alapag unveils some key additions as the Philippines looks to avoid another late-season collapse

REDEMPTION. Jimmy Alapag hopes to steer Alab Pilipinas back to the top. File photo by Jerrick Reymar/Rappler

Alapag looking forward to learn as Cone assistant for SEA Games

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Jimmy Alapag says the 'learning process continues' as he serves as an assistant coach to Tim Cone, the winningest mentor in PBA history

REUNION. Jimmy Alapag will also reunite with former Gilas Pilipinas teammates Jayson Castro and LA Tenorio. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alapag, Uichico joining Gilas Pilipinas as Cone staff for SEA Games

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Philippines leaves no stone unturned in its bid for an 18th gold medal in the SEA Games

GREAT MINDS. Jimmy Alapag and Jong Uichico beef up Gilas Pilipinas' coaching staff for the SEA Games. File photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alapag relishes lessons learned from coaching stint with Kings

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Jimmy Alapag gains knowledge from esteemed NBA tacticians and reconnects with his former mentors in his Summer League stint with the Sacramento Kings

ONCE IN A LIFETIME. Jimmy Alapag grabs the opportunity to serve as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Alapag says Kings coaching stint ‘has been everything’

Jul 14, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Jimmy Alapag hopes his stint as Sacramento Kings deputy can open more opportunities for Filipino coaches in the NBA

GRATEFUL. With the help of former NBA player Vlade Divac, Jimmy Alapag gets a one-of-a-kind coaching experience. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Alapag gets 1st NBA win as Kings beat Warriors in Summer League

Jul 02, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Just two years into his coaching career, Jimmy Alapag is serving as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League

MEMORABLE. Jimmy Alapag earns his first win with the Sacramento Kings in the 2019 NBA Summer League. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alapag joins San Miguel, Romeo finally shows up

Jan 03, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Jimmy Alapag joins the San Miguel Beermen as an assistant coach and Terrence Romeo drops by the team's practice two weeks after getting traded from TNT

NEW ROLE. Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag joins a loaded San Miguel coaching staff. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Jimmy Alapag credits Norman Black, NBA’s Stevens, Popovich for champion coaching mentality

May 15, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The ABL champion coach worked to prove everyone wrong as he led an initially last-placed team to a title

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS. Jimmy Alapag's advice to aspiring coaches is to be prepared to watch countless videos until the wee hours in the morning.

Rappler Talk Sports: Jimmy Alapag on Alab Pilipinas’ ABL championship romp

May 12, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Rookie mentor Jimmy Alapag drops by the Rappler office to share his thoughts on coaching and Alab's surprise run

'Trust me, it’s not over yet,' Balkman says as Alab targets bounce-back win

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The former NBA player wins ABL Defensive Player of the Year, but his team fails to defend home court

BIG THREE. Renaldo Balkman, Justin Brownlee, and Ray Parks vow to lead Alab Pilipinas to a road win. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Even after a 46-point explosion, Brownlee counts on Alab teammates

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:57 AM

'One man can't do it,' says the former Barangay Ginebra San Miguel import as Alab Pilipinas shoots for a 2-0 finals series lead

HERCULES. Alab coach Jimmy Alapag describes Brownlee's 44-minute performance in Game 1 as a “Hercules-type” effort. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alapag compares Fil-Am Jason Brickman to John Stockton

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Leave it to an all-time great to find another potential great

BIG FAN. 'His basketball IQ is off the charts," Jimmy Alapag says of standout guard Jason Brickman. Photo from Asean Basketball League

Despite historic ABL win, coach Jimmy Alapag thinks Alab still 'far from sharp'

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Discontented coach Jimmy Alapag looks to do “a lot of homework” for Game 2 despite San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' groundbreaking victory over Saigon Heat in quarterfinals of ASEAN Basketball League

MY FAULT. Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag faults himself for what he thinks was a lackluster game despite their victory over Saigon Heat in Game 1 of the ABL quarterfinals. File photo

Alab Pilipinas wrecks CLS Knights by 38, clinches 3rd seed in ABL

Mar 25, 2018 - 10:40 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas ends elimination round with a 14-6 win-loss record and a chance for an outright semis berth in the Asean Basketball League

ABL Alab vs Knights March 25 2018. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

San Miguel takes over Alab Pilipinas in the ABL

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The new-look San Miguel Alab Pilipinas plays Sunday

SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS. Alab welcomes a new name care of their sponsors San Miguel, Petron and Magnolia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After scoring 31 points, Ray Parks slams critics of Alab's locals

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The win of Alab Pilipinas at home, while only its 2nd in 5 tries, stands as a proof of what the team's locals can do

Bobby Ray Parks - Gilas Practice. Photo by Czeasar Dancel

Bolts suspend Fil-Am Kelly Nabong indefinitely

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:56 PM

An altercation on the bench between the big man and assistant coach Jimmy Alapag triggers the disciplinary action

INDEFINITELY. Nabong will not be suiting up for the Meralco Bolts until further notice. Photo from PBA Images

'Who's next??? Bring 'em on!!': Cone, Alapag all praises for Gilas Pilipinas

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Basketball stars followed the game cheering and praising the Philippine national men s basketball team for the resounding 96 87 win over rival China

The day Jimmy Alapag nearly quit basketball

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

One day in 1993 Jimmy Alapag came close to making a choice that would ve kept the Philippines from ever knowing him Instead a change of heart set him on a path to greatness

Q and A: Tab Baldwin on imparting hoops knowledge to Filipino coaches

Jun 11, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Baldwin shares his thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of Filipino coaching

COACHING CLINIC. Tab Baldwin, seen here during a huddle with Gilas Pilipinas in 2016, wishes to expose Filipino coaches to basketball from various parts of the world. File Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Tab Baldwin, international coaches to conduct clinic for Filipinos

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Baldwin along with Serbian Spanish New Zealander and the PBA s own coaches aim to expose Filipino coaches to European basketball among other topics

WORLD HOOPS CLINIC. Tab Baldwin, seen here coaching Gilas Pilipinas in 2016, will conduct a coaching clinic for Filipinos on June 16 to 18. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jimmy Alapag: At the end of the day, it's all courage

Nov 14, 2016 - 5:00 PM

We ask Jimmy Alapag about his thoughts on InspireCourage

MIGHTY MOUSE. Jimmy Alapag, the beloved basketball star of Filipinos, has proven time and again that you don't have to be tall to achieve great things in life – you must only have courage. File Photo from FIBA.com

Rappler Talk: Jimmy Alapag on retiring 'for good'

Nov 07, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Rappler s live interview with Jimmy Alapag as he retires a second time from the PBA

Jimmy Alapag retires from PBA 'for good'

Nov 03, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Alapag leaves the PBA with one of the most successful careers the league has ever seen

Alapag surpasses Caidic, sets new PBA all-time record for 3-pointers

Oct 09, 2016 - 7:29 PM

Jimmy Alapag sets the new all time record for most 3 pointers made at 1 243

Alley-oops and crossovers: Global Hoops brings streetball action to Manila

Aug 23, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Familiar names in Philippine basketball mix it up with famed streetballers

STREETS TO MOA. Lil Flash drives on Master Jeng during a 1-on-1 game. Photo by Alexx Esponga/Rappler

Global Hoops 2016 blends streetball and urban music

Aug 11, 2016 - 5:09 PM

PRESS RELEASE Street hoops stars including Hot Sauce and More Free will match wits with Filipino players Jimmy Alapag Jeron Teng and more

Jimmy Alapag: Gilas Pilipinas will rise again

Jul 09, 2016 - 5:12 PM

As Gilas picks up the pieces after another defeat the former team captain is confident the national team live fight once again

LITTLE BIG MAN. Gilas team captain Jimmy Alapag is determined to go out with a bang. Photo by Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Gilas Pilipinas: defeated, but unbroken

Jul 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Gilas Pilipinas may have a different lineup next time but the team has shown the ability to rise up from adversity time and again

Meralco Bolts tussle with unexpected challenge before Comms Cup

Feb 09, 2016 - 4:48 AM

The Bolts seeking to improve from their last place finish in the Philippine Cup have to deal with chemistry issues and a last minute import replacement

SHOCK THERAPY. Gary David and Cliff Hodge remain among the core of the Meralco Bolts team. The Bolts are hoping to improve cohesion among the team on and off the court. Photo by PBA Images

Romeo drops 33 as Globalport eliminates Meralco from contention

Dec 09, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Jimmy Alapag and the Bolts tried their best to come from behind but Terrence Romeo and the Batang Pier hold on

Alapag, Belga elated with Gilas win vs old foe Iran

Sep 28, 2015 - 9:59 PM

The Gilas 2 0 members can feel the sweet taste of redemption all the way from Manila

Jimmy Alapag and Beau Belga practicing with Gilas Pilipinas in 2015 and 2014, respectively. File Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alapag rues missed opportunity with Gilas due to injury

Sep 11, 2015 - 8:27 PM

Jimmy Alapag loses the race against time to become fully healthy and ready to play for Gilas Pilipinas

FOCUS ON MERALCO. After missing the final Gilas 12 due to an injury, Jimmy Alapag will focus on his stint with Meralco this coming PBA season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ahanmisi would ‘like to fit into’ Black, Meralco’s style of play

Aug 18, 2015 - 9:00 AM

“For me it’s all about winning ” says Ahanmisi

Romeo works on maturity under Alapag, Racela at Gilas

Aug 16, 2015 - 8:00 PM

It has long been Terrence Romeo’s dream to suit up for flag and country and he is working doubly hard to achieve it

NEARING DREAM COME TRUE. Terrence Romeo could finally fulfill his dream of playing for Gilas Pilipinas if he makes the final 12 for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alapag on failed FIBA bid: 'It's another step forward for PH basketball'

Aug 14, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Hopefully it s just another step forward for us for Philippine basketball Philippine sports and ultimately for the entire country says Jimmy Alapag

ONE STEP FORWARD. One of Philippine basketball's icons Jimmy Alapag believes the Philippines' loss against China is still a step forward and not something to be ashamed of. Screengrab from FIBA YouTube account

Why is Alapag coming out of retirement?

Aug 14, 2015 - 1:16 PM

My son is a big fan of the game and coming back in and having the opportunity to have him at the games to see his dad play I want to make sure I m ready

MIGHTY MOUSE RETURNS. Jimmy Alapag is back from retirement and will play for the Meralco Bolts. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rabeh Al-Hussaini returns to Meralco on 1-year deal

Aug 13, 2015 - 11:48 AM

The former UAAP MVP is out to prove himself

Troy Rosario unfazed as youngest member of Gilas pool

Aug 12, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Troy Rosario may be the youngest player on the Gilas Pilipinas pool but he s not intimidated

Troy Rosario throws down a dunk. Photo by Czeasar Dancel

Jimmy Alapag to come out of retirement, will join Meralco after trade

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:19 PM

Jimmy Alapag is traded to Meralco in a deal that also involves Talk N Text and Blackwater

PH falls, China to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:15 PM

China wins the bidding war against the Philippines for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup hosting 14 7

FIBA: Philippines tugs at heartstrings, China boasts progress

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:18 PM

The Philippines trumpets its social media freedom which China doesn t have The Asian giant however showcases its infrastructure and modern facilities

PUSO. Jimmy Alapag talks about what "puso" or heart means to Filipinos during the Philippines' final presentation for the 2019 FIBA World Cup hosting bid. Screengrab from FIBA YouTube account

HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 FIBA World Cup Final Pitch

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:51 PM

China prevails over the Philippines for the right to host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Look back on the event through Rappler s highlights

Gilas return for Alapag still possible

Aug 05, 2015 - 8:26 PM

Time will tell if the Philippines will again see the Mighty Mouse firing shots from his own three point line on the international stage

RETURN OF THE MIGHTY MOUSE? Jimmy Alapag may come out of retirement for Gilas Pilipinas if Tab Baldwin asked him to. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: American FIBA 3x3 player pays tribute to Jimmy Alapag

Aug 05, 2015 - 3:31 PM

Porter Maberry known as the world s shortest pro dunker paid tribute to the retired former Gilas captain at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Manila Masters dunk contest

Porter Maberry hugs Jimmy Alapag, whose Gilas Pilipinas jersey he is wearing, after throwing down a jam in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Manila Masters dunk contest. Screenshot from YouTube

Alapag on PH's FIBA bid: 'We've proven giants can be taken down'

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The former Gilas star turned assistant coach says the country can overcome the odds as it prepares for a 2019 FIBA World Cup bid showdown with China

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS. Jimmy Alapag, formerly captain of Gilas Pilipinas and now one of the team's assistant coaches, says underdog status is nothing new for the team or the country. File photo from FIBA.com

Paul George coming to Manila for House of Rise unveiling

Jul 15, 2015 - 8:24 PM

The Indiana Pacers forward will also be present for the unveiling of the 24 players who will enter the House of Rise