Rich Alvarez

Richard Datu Alvarez (born October 30, 1980) is a Japanese-born Filipino former professional basketball player and coach. He last played for the Kia Picanto of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was the first overall pick of 2004 PBA Draft by the Shell Turbo Chargers.[1] He is currently an assistant coach for the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters of the PBA.

Rich Alvarez
Alvarez in 2007
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
PositionAssistant coach
LeaguePBA
Personal information
Born (1980-10-30) October 30, 1980 (age 41)
Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
NationalityFilipino
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolNile C. Kinnick High School
CollegeAteneo de Manila University
PBA draft2004 Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Shell Turbo Chargers
Playing career2004–2016
PositionPower forward
Number21, 10, 11, 40, 32
Coaching career2016–present
Career history
As player:
2004–2005Shell Turbo Chargers
2005–2006Alaska Aces
2006–2008Red Bull Barako
2008–2009Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants
2009–2010Barangay Ginebra Kings
2010Air21 Express
2010–2013Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
2014–2016Kia Sorento / Kia Carnival / Mahindra Enforcer / Mahindra Floodbuster / Kia Picanto
As coach:
2016–2018Mahindra Floodbuster / Kia Picanto (assistant)
2019–2020GenSan Warriors
2021Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters (assistant)
2021–presentRain or Shine Elasto Painters (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

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