The votes have been counted and the ASEAN Basketball League is proud to announce that the 2013 Coach of the Year award goes to the San Miguel Beermen’s Leo Austria.
Under Coach Austria, the Beermen had an outstanding run in the 2013 AirAsia ABL Regular Season, culminating in an incredible 16 game win-streak heading into the post-season. The Beermen also posted the highest win margin in league history, dismantling the Saigon Heat 101-49 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on the 17th of April.
“Coach Leo Austria was at the top of his profession all season long, and this award is no surprise,” said ABL CEO Anthony Macri. “A great blend of tactician and motivator, Coach Austria’s understated approach was a strong influence on his players, and we are lucky to have him here in the ASEAN Basketball League.”
These awards are handed out annually to honour outstanding performances throughout the season.