Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Chot Reyes Steps Down as Gilas Pilipinas Head Coach

(September 11, 2018) Chot Reyes steps down as Philippines men's national basketball team 'Gilas Pilipinas' head coach. Coach Chot made the announcement on his social media accounts on Tuesday night. #SalamatCoachChot

"I came out of retirement to coach Gilas because MVP [SBP chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan] asked me back in October 2016. Amid my growing responsibilities in 5 and other big projects, I accepted, because I have complete trust in MVP's judgement and more importantly, because it was an opportunity to serve the country,"

"We have long worked for full support from all of Philippine basketball's major stakeholders - from Coach Rajko Toroman's time, to my stint in 2013 to 2014, then Coach Tab Baldwin, until my current tenure. Now that the PBA has opened its doors fully to the SBP [Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas] and the national team, it is time for me to step aside and contribute in a different capacity, focusing on the 2023 program."

"Together with all the players & coaches who have sacrificed and put their careers on the line for flag and country, we wish Coach Yeng and the current team great success, as they continue the World Cup journey. We are with you. Once Gilas, always Gilas,"

"To our fellow Filipinos, let's all give it our best. To fight 'til we couldn't fight anymore. For our country. With all our hearts. Laban. Pilipinas. Puso!"

- coach Chot Reyes [@coachot]

Photo credit: FIBA / www.fiba.basketball


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