PBA and Gilas Pilipinas great Jimmy Alapag is moving over to Los Angeles, California along with his family for good.
The 42-year old San Miguel assistant coach boarded the 9pm flight to LA on Tuesday along with wife LJ and their three children Ian, Keona and Calen.
Charlie Dy, the long-time handler of the 10th overall pick in the 2003 PBA Rookie Draft, confirmed the departure of the Alapags.
“Good luck Jimmy,” wrote Dy on Instagram. “Thanks for being my best talent and for the sincere friendship through the years. You’ll forever be family to me.”
“Will miss our fun times with Alab Pilipinas. Will visit you when travel is allowed again,” he added.
Alapag, who was named a league All-Star 11 times, made it to the Mythical First Team thrice and retired with the most triples made in PBA history with 1,243.
The 5-foot-9, high-leaping guard is a 6-time champion, all with the TNT KaTropa, and was crowned as the Most Valuable Player in 2011. He won two Finals MVP award and was hailed as the Best Player of the 2011 Commissioner’s Cup.
As a national team player, he won two gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games and two silvers in the FIBA Asia Championships. He also captained the team that took part in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
In addition, he won a title in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) as head coach of Alab Pilipinas and was an assistant coach for the Beermen when the team bagged the 2019 Philippine Cup and the 2019 Commissioner’s.