Alfrancis Chua named as BCAP president
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel team manager Alfrancis Chua was elected as the new Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP) president on Sunday, succeeding incoming PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa.
The former UST standout called the shots for PBL Grand Slam-winning squads Stag Pale Pilseners and Tanduay Rhum Masters before going on to the PBA where he steered Sta. Lucia and Ginebra to numerous Finals appearances.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to serve with a special group of men and women with whom I share a common bond with,” said Chua, the last coach to lead Ginebra to the championship series three years ago.
Chua is making the ascent after serving as the association’s vice president under Narvasa.
He was nominated for the post by basketball great Val Rosabal, endorsed by Atty. Ogie Narvasa, and ran unopposed.
The outspoken coach admitted that it will be a tall task for him to fill the gaps left by Narvasa, but as always, he is ready for the challenge.
“These will be big shoes to fill, coming from coach Yeng (Guiao) and coach Chito (Narvasa) after him,” he said. “But with their guidance and direction and the support of our fellow coaches, we hope to continue BCAP’s plans and programs with the goal of further advancing the interest of the basketball coaching profession.”
Aside from Chua, BCAP elected former PBL commissioner Ogie Narvas as the executive vice president and legal counsel, former Crispa Redmanizer Itoy Esguerra as vice president for internal affairs, Louie Gonzales as secretary-general, Rosabal as treasurer, and Jay Serrano as corporate secretary.
Adonis Tierra, Felix “Boy” Tiukinhoy Jr., Fr. Nong Realuyo, Fr. Nonie Dolor and former Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez were also placed as board members.
Named senior advisors were former BCAP presidents Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao and PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa
Narvasa held the presidency for 17 years before being unanimously voted to be the PBA’s ninth commissioner last May.
The BCAP has 13 board members, two of them holding non-voting status. Randolph B. Leongson/CFC
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