SAN Mig Super Coffee is set to welcome former PBA playmaker turned TV analyst Jason Webb to the bench as one of coach Tim Cone’s assistants to take over the spot vacated by Jeffrey Cariaso, who joined Barangay Ginebra as the team’s new head coach.
Webb, who began his PBA career as Sta. Lucia Realty’s third overall rookie pick in the 1997 draft, is expected to join the Mixers when they start their best-of-five semifinal showdown late this week.
“The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers are excited to announce that TV5 commentator and ex-PBA player Jason Webb will be joining the coaching staff as an assistant,” Cone said in an official statement released to media outlets on Wednesday.
“We’re extremely pleased we were able to lure Jason out of the commentator’s booth and onto the Mixers bench. We feel with his insights into the game and work ethic, he will be a valuable contributor to the staff,” added the Mixers bench tactician.
“Jason will join the team in time for the semifinal showdown with Talk ‘N Text.”
Webb, son of former PBA legend and former senator Freddie Webb, will be joining current San Mig assistants Richard del Rosario, Johnny Abarrientos and Mon Jose to help Cone, who is trying to lead the Mixers to a grand slam finish in the season-ending Governors Cup.
Webb is a former De La Salle standout who spent six seasons in the pro league with Tanduay and Sta. Lucia. He is also currently a councilor in Paranaque City.