Change of direction: Tim Cone goes to B-Meg
Cone finally quelled endless speculations on his future plans after his abrupt departure from his longtime franchise Alaska, with 13 titles including a rare grandslam to his name.
“B-Meg is a great team and I am excited about the new challenge and the opportunity to bring my coaching skills to an entirely different level,” said Cone in a press release.
Cone, who will have championship caliber players like James Yap and Kerby Raymundo in tow, was also present in the Llamados practice Wednesday morning.
“I am eager to take on this new role and I look forward to working with James, Kerby and the rest of the team,” Cone also said. Cone will officially take over the reins from appointed acting coach Richard Del Rosario.
Del Rosario, who confirmed the news to INQUIRER.net, will slide back to being assistant coach.
B-Meg, like most of the teams, has started its practices in preparation for the 37th PBA All-Filipino Cup which will begin on October 2.
“Change of direction” was one of the reasons Cone cited when he decided to leave Alaska after 22 years with still two years in his contract.
“This is just simply a parting of ways. I would like to continue coaching and if there’s something out there I’d certainly go for it,” Cone said during the press conference last September 1.