HOPING to rebound from its ninth place finish this season, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta recently hired multi-titled coach Frankie Lim as consultant in time for next year’s NCAA seniors basketball tournament.
With Lim, the Altas are expected to make a run for elusive championship.
“It’s a good feeling to be back in the NCAA and I hope to help Perpetual Help in a big way,” said Lim.
The decision came days after the NCAA Policy Board reportedly lifted Lim’s indefinite ban for figuring in a fight with San Sebastian volleyball mentor Roger Gorayeb in Dec. 2011.
While Gorayeb has already served out his one-year suspension, Lim’s sanction was never really lifted.
Following an aggressive appeal by Perpetual Help through new Management Committee representative Frank Gusi, the league reportedly decided to officially lift it and allow Lim to accept any position related to the NCAA.
Lim is expected to bring in his championship experience having won four NCAA championships as a coach and as was part of the San Beda squad as a player that won it all in 1978.
Lim also brushed aside notion that he will eventually take over as coach and replace Nosa Omorogbe and Jimwell Gican.
“I’m just here as a consultant that was what chairman (Antonio Tamayo) and I have agreed upon,” said Lim.
Under Omorogbe and Gican, the Bright Akhuetie-led Altas made it to the Final Four and fell a win short of barging into the Finals two seasons ago.
When Akhuetie transferred to University of the Philippines, Perpetual Help faltered to a 4-14 to miss the post-season. Gjay Ylagan and Gab Dangangon were among those who have completed their playing eligibility for the Altas.