No reunion for Alas, son at Phoenix
Don’t expect any reunion between Louie Alas and son Kevin at Phoenix in the PBA–at least not in the immediate future.
Just minutes after the story broke that Alas would be taking the head coaching duties of the Fuel Masters, the soft-spoken former Alaska assistant said he would rather let Kevin spread his wings with the NLEX Road Warriors.
The younger Alas has been entrusted with a major responsibility by NLEX coach Yeng Guiao and has responded with aplomb.
“He’s doing good at NLEX,” Alas told the Inquirer from Hong Kong, where he was awaiting an 8 p.m. flight back to Manila.
It was earlier reported that Alas would replace Ariel Vanguardia, who reportedly resigned as Phoenix coach. Alas said his staff would be made up of Lyceum coach Topex Robinson and his former deputies at Letran, brother Mel and Kris Reyes.
“I’m super excited to take on a head coaching position again as it will be a big challenge,” said Alas, who once coached Mobiline (now TNT) in the early 2000s.
“Likewise, I am sad as I’m leaving Alaska, especially coach Alex, who has been very supportive and is a dear friend to me and my family.”
Sources said Alas signed a three-year deal with Phoenix.
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