PERPETUAL Help has tapped multi-titled mentor Frankie Lim as its new consultant with hopes of rejuvenating its campaign in time for the 93rd NCAA season next year.
“I’ve been appointed as a team consultant last month to help the team and also in recruitment,” 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 five years back.
While Gorayeb has already served out his one-year suspension, Lim’s was never really lifted.
On Wednesday following an aggressive appeal by Perpetual Help through new Management Committee representative Frank Gusi, the NCAA 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 championships as a coach and as was part of the San Beda squad as a player that won it all in 1978.
And with Lim, the Altas are expected to make a run for their first ever seniors’ basketball title.
“It’s a good feeling to be back in the NCAA and I hope to help Perpetual Help in a big way,” said Lim, who also coached in Brgy. Ginebra for a couple of conferences.
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 came one win away from barging into the finals two seasons ago before faltering to a 4-14 (win-loss) finish this season minus the Nigerian, who transferred to University of the Philippines.