NI: Marivic Awitan
PINALAKAS ng Alaska Aces ang kanilang hanay para sa ika-43 season ng PBA.
Idinagdag ni coach Alex Compton sa kanyang staff sina dating NU coach Eric Altamirano, dating PBA 2-time MVP Danny Ildefonso at dating Aces standout Tony de la Cruz.
“I am really excited about the new coaches we have added to our coaching staff. Coach Eric Altamirano is a proven winner at every single level he has coached at including the PBA. Alaska gets a veteran coach with tremendous experience and character in Coach Eric, truly a man of excellence,” ani Compton.
Ang tatlo ang magsisilbing kapalit nina Aces long-time assistant coaches Louie Alas at Topex Robinson na kapwa kinuha ng Phoenix Fuel Masters.
Ang 38-anyos na si Dela Cruz ang magsisilbing pinakabagong assistant coach ng Aces kasunod ng kanyang retirement sa paglalaro noong nakaraang Setyembre 20.
“Tony Dela Cruz has always been one of the smartest players in the PBA and he knows the ins and outs of our system as well as any of our coaches. He is an excellent communicator who has a great relationship with everyone on the team and he will make a very smooth transition into coaching,” dagdag ni Compton.
Kasalukuyan namang nagsisilbi bilang isa sa mga assistant coaches ng kanyang alma mater National University sa UAAP si Ildefonso.