On Monday night, the veteran seat strategist was back with the national group by and by. This time, he was watching Gilas’ arrangements for the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Meralco Gym.
“I’m just here since coach Tim (Cone) called and had a great conversation, and then he said… We just decided I’ll come down and watch practice,” Compton shared moments after the session.
It didn’t take long for Alex Compton to wind up back to training – kind of. Watch Southeast Asian Games 2019 Live.
Compton, who last made major decisions for Alaska in the PBA, was a functioning eyewitness as Gilas Pilipinas kept on inclining up its development for the Southeast Asian Games with its fifth practice on Monday, October 28.
“Alex is the thing that we call open-minded perspectives,” said national group lead trainer Tim Cone, who welcomed Compton to their preparation.
Cone, in any case, explained Compton isn’t a piece of his instructing staff yet will even now give important contribution of what he sees during their sessions.
“I really inquired as to whether he could go along with us yet he will do some voyaging,” Cone included. “Yet, he said he’d come when he could.”
Two months since he went separate ways with the Aces following a five-year spell as lead trainer, Compton effectively acknowledged the greeting, having filled in as colleague mentor to Tab Baldwin for the national group in 2015.
Compton even wore his blue Pilipinas shirt from years prior to mix in.
“Anything for Gilas. It was an expression for quite a while: when Gilas, consistently Gilas. So I said I’ll be there,” said the 45-year-old, who has moved to commentating PBA games on live TV.
With one practice in the books, it appeared as though Compton preferred what he saw.
“There’s some great ability on the floor. I’m eager to watch the group. It’s cool simply being here once more,” he said.
As per Cone, Gilas Pilipinas will confront Alab Pilipinas on November 4 and 11 of every a progression of training games and an import-loaded group from Taiwan on November 18.