Former PBA player Jimmy Alapag is not giving up his dream of entering the NBA.

Just recently, it was announced that the 43-year-old will be returning as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings in the ongoing NBA Summer League.

Alapag is one of the six assistant coaches hand-picked by Kings Summer League coach Bobby Jackson. The official list was released on August 7.

This is already Alapag’s second time serving as an assistant coach for the Kings with the first one being in 2019. It’s also his first coaching stint since leaving the Philippines for the US in September of 2020 with his family.

The former Gilas captain was formally introduced to the fans on August 11 through a Twitter thread where his accomplishments and experience were highlighted.

Before this new position, Alapag served as a coach for the San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, who were competing at the 2020 ASEAN Basketball League. However, his role was cut short when the league was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Though now looking for opportunities in the US, Alapag clarified that the move is not a permanent one. 

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