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Staying MAJOR Podcast with Eric Menk

"Major Pain" Eric Menk hosts a weekly show where he interviews personalities and discusses topics surrounding basketball in the Philippines.
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Feb 23, 2017

Alaska Aces head coach, Alex Compton joins Staying MAJOR this week to preview the PBA's Philippine Cup Finals.  Coach Alex was born in Makati, Philippines and after being raised and going to college in the United States, Alex returned to his country of birth to pursue a basketball career.  After having a successful playing career, where he played in the MBA, PBL & PBA, winning numerous championships and awards, including an MVP and Finals MVP, Compton pursued a coaching career starting in 2006.  After 8 years as serving as a PBA assistant coach, Alex became the head coach of the Alaska Aces.  Since taking over at Alaska, Alex has made the Aces one of the most consistent teams in the league.  Despite not winning the crown yet under Coach Compton, Alaska has been a pillar of the PBA playoff picture, making 4 Finals appearances.

In this episode, Alex talks about recent happenings at Alaska, before he discusses his upbringing.  Compton then goes on to talk about why he got into coaching.  In the second half of the show, Alex and host Eric Menk, review the PBA semifinals before previewing the PBA Finals.  Finally, Coach Alex takes Twitter questions from the fans. Alex is currently preparing his team, the Alaska Aces, for the upcoming PBA Commissioners Cup.

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