Tim Cone is Alaska coach no more

PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) team Alaska Aces owner Wilfred Uytengsu Jr. announced in a press conference Thursday that they have released Tim Cone as their head coach of 22 seasons.

“He wants to explore new horizons and challenges. I want to thank him for everything,” he said. Cone’s contract with the team was supposed to expire at the end of the 2013 season. “This is just simply a parting of ways. I would like to continue coaching and if there’s something out there, I’d certainly go for it” said Cone. He will be replaced by assistant coach Joel Banal.