Alapag part of Kings coaching staff in Summer League

Published August 11, 2021, 1:15 PMJC Ansis

Filipino basketball legend Jimmy Alapag is one of the assistant coaches for the Sacramento Kings in this year's Summer League.

This is Jimmy Alapag's second stint in the NBA Summer League. (Photo from Sacramento Kings' official Twitter account)

Filipino basketball legend Jimmy Alapag is working with the Sacramento Kings organization again.

Alapag currently serves as one of the assistant coaches of the Kings' Summer League team playing in Las Vegas this year. His first Summer League stint with the franchise was in 2019.

Alapag played 13 seasons in the PBA, winning six championships and earning 11 All-Star selections. He became the league's MVP in 2011 and became Finals MVP twice. He spent 12 seasons with the TNT franchise and one with Meralco before retiring from professional basketball in 2016.

After his playing career, he pursued a career on the sidelines. He became a team consultant for the Meralco Bolts before becoming a head coach for Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League in 2017. He was also an assistant coach with the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA in the 2019-20 season.

Alapag returned to the U.S. with his family in September 2020.


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