Phoenix coach Alas finally wins over son Kevin
Louie Alas finally got the monkey off of his back as he won one over his son Kevin after Phoenix beat NLEX, 102-95, on Sunday.
“I haven’t won against him,” the affable mentor said of his head-to-head record against Kevin dating back to his days as an assistant coach in Alaska. “This is the first time I won and at least, I was able to get back at him.”
The Alas patriarch had been vocal about how excited he was over the clash ever since the Fuel Masters’ last game two weeks ago, going as far as playing mindgames with his son and saying that he’ll pressure him from the parking lot.
“Kevin really has a difficulty with the trap. I’m really saying this out loud so they have to think about it,” he said then. “Half-court, full-court, we will trap. Now, even up to the parking lot, we will trap him.”
And on Sunday, it seems that Louie stayed true to his word as Kevin was limited to just six points, three assists, and two rebounds in his 16 minutes of play against his dad.
But with the game over and done with, there’s no hard feelings in the Alas household.
“It’s a good thing that we won. But actually, I miss him because we haven’t seen each other in eight days since the turn of the year, ,” said coach Louie. “Every after the game, he comes home to us in Las Piñas. But now, he’s concentrating on NLEX and he’s not coming home. I just told him that we can have dinner after the game.”
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