Down to his last five years of coaching, Louie Alas gets opportunity of a lifetime

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers PLAY LIST 05:04Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers03:22The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award This combination of scenarios—a long hiatus as a head coach in the PBA and spending more than a decade in the collegiate ranks—is making him anxious ahead of his first practice with Fuel Masters on Mondau.READ: No reunion for Alas, son at Phoenix“I have mixed emotions right now. I’ve been asking myself, ‘do I still have what it takes to be a head coach?’ because I’ve been an assistant for so long. In the past two weeks I’ve been waking up at 2 am thinking about it,” said Alas.And in his times of crisis, Alas can’t help but look back at his stint with Letran—a time when the Knights’ program became synonymous with the Alas brand of basketball.“I think I’ll still be the same coach as when I was with Letran, not to brag but I had a pretty decent batting average in college.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ And Alas got a massive boost of support from Alaska head coach Alex Compton, to whom he served as an assistant since 2012, in getting Phoenix’ top coaching position.“Initially I didn’t want to leave Alaska then the opportunity came… and coach Alex was the one who really initiated a move to tell the bosses of Alaska [that I had an offer from Phoenix],” said Alas in Filipino.READ: Alas satisfied with Phoenix’s ‘aggressive’ rookie picks“Coach Alex said that he wouldn’t let this opportunity pass by, he knew that this would be difficult for him to tell the bosses of Alaska but he found a way.”Alas last held a head coaching job in the PBA with the Mobiline Phone Pals, now the TNT KaTropa, back in 2001 but he gained his reputation as the head honcho at Letran where he led the Knights to three NCAA titles.ADVERTISEMENT Louie Alas. PBA IMAGESLouie Alas has given his self five more years to coach.And what better way than to end his illustrious career than return as a head mentor in the pro league.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m on my last five years in coaching,” revealed Alas Thursday at SportsIQ, the INQUIRER’s omni-platform sports talk show. “My wife and I had an agreement that before we turn 60, we’ll retire.”“So when the opportunity to head coach Phoenix came in, I thought to myself maybe this chance won’t ever come again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: Basketball is part of Alas family cultureAlas, who still has a couple of years in his Alaska contract, replaced former head coach Ariel Vanguardia in late October after the latter stepped down from his post. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Aside from familiarity, Garcia lauds Nambatac, Sollano for their work ethic Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Trio charged for discharging firearm at Police further remanded

first_img…“Isn’t this a bailable offence?” ‒ accused asks courtJunior John, 32, of Lot 60 East La Penitence, Ruimveldt; Jamal Jeriah, 21, of Lot 236B, Albert Street, Queenstown; and Carlton Bourne, 21, of Norton and Chapel Streets, Georgetown were on Monday further remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on their second arraignment before the court, before which they stand charged with allegedly discharging a loaded firearm at two Police constables.They had first appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer these charges, the first of which alleges that on August 1, 2018, while in the vicinity of Norton and Chapel Streets, Georgetown, they discharged a loaded firearm at Police Constable Royston Mendonca with intent to maim, disfigure, or cause him actual bodily harm.It was also alleged that, on the same day, the men discharged a loaded firearm at Police Constable Lester Lewis.Defence Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, in a bail application for John, had told the court that his client was never found with a weapon on his person. He further noted that his client was arrested while he was asleep several hours after the alleged shooting.Meanwhile, Attorney-at-Law Kezia Williams, in a bail application for Jeriah, had informed the court that her client was shot as he was being apprehended.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to these defendants being placed on bail on ground of the serious nature of the offence. His objection was upheld and the men were further refused bail.Jeriah has additionally been slapped with two other gun and ammunition possession charges. One charge stated that on August 1, 2018, at Norton and Chapel Streets, he had in his possession a .357 revolver without being a licensed firearm holder at the time. Another charge stated that, on the same day, Jeriah also had in his possession four live matching rounds and one spent shell.In court on Monday, after being further remanded, and before exiting the courtroom, one of the accused asked the court, “Isn’t this a bailable offence?”Their matter will continue on September 24.RecapReports are that the car in which Jeriah, John and Bourne were travelling was intercepted by Police at Norton and Chapel Streets at about 15:00h on August 1. According to the Police, ranks noticed the occupants of the car acting suspiciously and pursued the vehicle.Reports are that as the occupants of the car observed that they were being followed, one of them opened fire in the direction of the Police ranks, jumped out of the car, and headed towards Princes Street, Georgetown. This resulted in an exchange of gunshots, and Jeriah was shot in his right shoulder.He was subsequently picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital.last_img read more