Video: Jimmy Alapag praises Ross, might return to Sacramento Kings next year
San Miguel assistant coach Jimmy Alapag heaped praise for Beermen guard Chris Ross, who put up an extraordinary display during Game 2 of their series against Rain or Shine last night.
Ross had 34 points and 10 triples, both career-highs, as the Beermen overcame a 29-point deficit and won 117-105 for a 2-0 series lead.
Alapag said Ross deserves all the credit for reinventing his game and working hard in practice day in and day out.
“He works hard every day. That’s the result of all of his work,” said Alapag. “They showed the amount of firepower they have being down by such big margin in the game.”
The long-time Gilas Pilipinas member also opened up about potentially returning to the Sacramento Kings, according to YouTube channel Sports On Air.
Alapag was an assistant coach for the Kings during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, handling mostly rookies, sophomores, G-Leaguers, and free agents trying to crack NBA rosters.
“There are plans that I’ll join them again next summer. But in the mean time, I will continue to grow and learn and we will see what’s next,” shared Alapag.
The 5-foot-9 guard thanked Kings’ Vlade Divac, and shared that the experience was nothing short of fulfilling.
“An amazing experience,” he said. “Every minute I spent with the team last month, it’s great to be in an organization with a lot of great people from the front office to the coaching staff to the players … I am thankful to Vlade.”