Alas, Fuel Masters to go all the way

first_imgAfter decades of fulfilling promises made to others, Louie Alas is trying to make good with one that he made to himself.“It’s sort of an unfinished business,” he told the Inquirer after Phoenix Pulse practice at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig on Tuesday afternoon as the Fuel Masters await a semifinal foe in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “[That episode] started off on the wrong foot,” he recalled. “When everything got settled, Asi (Taulava) was deported. Everything went wrong.”Fortunately, the job at Phoenix is letting him address that.“I would want to win one on my own,” Alas said. “Also, this is for my children—who pushed me, who asked me to pursue this (PBA head coaching) once more.”And given his experience—one that has started from the amateur arenas in St. Francis of Assisi in Las Piñas and stops in the defunct MBA and NCAA as champion with Letran and Manila, to the the big boys’ league in the PBA—Alas knows it won’t be easy.He knows what he’s talking about, for waiting on the other end would be either TNT or San Miguel Beer, which no team has been able to touch in the all-Filipino Finals in the last four years.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alas said he has long yearned for another crack at being head coach after an initial try that didn’t go well.He’s had offers to join Red Bull as a deputy and even take over GlobalPort in the past, but scheduling woes got in the way and he stuck it out for a long time as a chief assistant at Alaska.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The farthest I made it [to winning a title in the PBA] was in the semis,” he said. “Of course, I would love to become a champion as a head coach. I’ve had titles, but they all came during a time where I was an assistant.”That PBA shot came in 2001 with Mobiline. And it was a turbulent one. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel02:42PH 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 Krauss Ateneo rallies to rip St. Clare Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img

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