After four finals appearances in the last five conferences, Alaska management rewarded its coach Alex Compton to a three-year contract extension.
Alaska official Dickey Bachmann confirmed the deal yesterday, after a Bulletin source earlier said that the contract was signed before the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals between Alaska and Rain or Shine.
The signing of the 42-year-old Compton was first reported by Spin.ph.
The team is in vacation after losing to Rain or Shine in the finals last Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum....
Cyrus Baguio was a vital member of the 2006 Red Bull team that won the Fiesta Cup crown with Guiao at the helm.
On Wednesday, however, the two were on opposing spectrums with the jubilant Guiao celebrating with his ELasto Painters while Baguio left Smart Araneta Coliseum empty handed as he was denied, yet again, of a fourth title, something he’s been searching for three years now....
Down 0-3 in the best-of-seven series, the Aces were bent on duplicating San Miguel Beer’s “Beer-acle” run in the Philippine Cup.
Alaska was able to win the next two games to trim its series deficit to 2-3, but failed to handle Rain or Shine’s three-point shooting in Game 6, which led to the Aces’ collapse. ...
WITH 1:22 left in Game 6 on Wednesday night, Fred Uytengsu, the outspoken Alaska billionaire-owner, strode toward where Rain or Shine owners Terry Que and Raymund Yu were seated in the VIP section to offer a hand of congratulations.
Those handshakes marked the end of a PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals dubbed the “Independence Series,” so-called because it was the first time in ages that no team from the combined six of the San Miguel Corp. and Metro Pacific conglomerates were left to dispute a championship.
Uytengsu stayed behind to watch the Elasto Painters celebrate on the floor, smilingly obliging members of the media for interviews following Alaska’s fourth failed title bid in the last five conferences....
But not one celebration was for him.
The first three was for San Miguel Beer, including the so-called “beer-acle” when the Beermen won four straight after being down, 0-3, and the latest was Rain or Shine’s championship on Wednesday night....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||14||11||0.560||Runner-up|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||16||7||0.696||Runner-up|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||12||7||0.632||Runner-up|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||8||0.385||6th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||17||9||0.654||Runner-up|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||8||7||0.533||4th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||5||0.583||6th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||7||10||0.412||8th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||5||6||0.455||7th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||18||4||0.818||Champions|