Cariaso replaces Compton as coach

first_imgDecades after anchoring the franchise’s dynastic run, which included a Grand Slam in 1996, Jeffrey Cariaso will try to author the end of Alaska’s current title drought.The former Aces star has been tapped to replace Alex Compton as head coach of the club that turned the PBA into its private playground in the 1990s.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: A day after being fired, Robredo asks: ‘Ano bang kinatatakutan ninyong malaman ko?’ LATEST STORIES “[It is] truly a blessing to elevate into this level of leadership. I am honored for the opportunity and genuinely humbled as I face the challenge,” said Cariaso, known for his daredevil style of play, in a statement.“Thank you [Alaska team owner] Sir Fred [Uytengsu] and management for the trust. Certainly I will give my best, nothing else.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelCompton, who steered the Aces to five Finals appearances but finished runner-up every time—including one where Alaska blew a 3-0 lead to San Miguel Beer—stepped down after he was asked to by Uytengsu on Wednesday.“Yesterday at his house, a man I deeply respect, Fred Uytengsu, sat down with me, looked me in the eye and asked me to step down,” Compton said in the statement. “I accepted his direction and have agreed to resign as head coach of the Alaska Aces.” UK thanks PH for rescuing Brit, Filipino wife abducted in Sulu Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC View comments F2 Logistics out to end string of Finals losses What a relief! Paris show lifts taboo on historic outdoor loos PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img ‘Ghost guns’ are untraceable, easy to make, more prevalent Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Renovation of old sports venues not just for SEA Games use Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA “It has been an honor to coach such a storied franchise. I have made great relationships and have a lot of love for people in the organization. Being a part of the Alaska family has meant a lot to me and my family, and we will always treasure our time with the Aces,” Compton added.Uytengsu also released a statement to media on Thursday, saying the franchise was “very sorry to see Alex leave the team.”“He had a tremendous impact on the team and was very concerned with the players’ well-being on and off the court,” Uytengsu added. “We also share that winning [with integrity] is an important aspect of our team and are grateful that Alex stepped aside to pave the way for someone to lead the Aces to our next championship.”Compton was often regarded as one of the better coaching minds in the league.Apart from his basketball culture, Compton spearheaded Alaska’s familial culture on and off the floor, pushing his players to participate in social responsibilities.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img

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