Coach Chot Reyes Won't turn his back on the Philippines
A couple of days ago and just in the heat of the 2017 PBA Governors cup Semi-finals, someone twitted Coach Chot Reyes a piece of recommendation which he responded to with pure class.
Coach Chot Reyes has been a coach of the National squad for god knows how many times already, and while he has some shortcomings he also have accomplished a lot of things and was one of the people responsible for it's identity "PUSO".
Chot Reyes have gotten five medals as head coach of the National Squad including a gold in Taipei in 2012 Jones Cup, a Silver in the FIBA Asia Championship Cup in 2013 and 3 Bronze ( 2 Jones cup and 2014 FIBA Asia Cup). These medals are not easy picking, so to have and for someone to have guts to ask coach to step away from coaching requires a lot of balls.
@Blissman18 recently sent a message to the long time coach of Gilas asking him to sacrifice.
With you still as the coach? Mag sacrifice ka muna, Chot. Para naman maiba takbo ng laro ng Gilas. Lamog na style mo eh. Kabisado na ng iba!
The post had a bit of steam but not too much to get mainstream attention but we felt compelled to pick it up as we like to commend how Coach Chot Reyes responded to the query.
Onga. Retired nako pero inoffer ulit sa kin e, & I'm not gonna turn my back on the Philippines. I serve w/ no pay, no contract to this day - Chot Reyes.
Burnt! Chot Reyes responded back as a veteran and we liked it!
Coach Chot Reyes didn't have to coach but he is one of the most qualified and a better fit to handle the team and as a matter of fact, coaching the National Squad would be more of a sacrifice for Chot Reyes as he has already established himself as one of the best coaches and has nothing to prove anymore. Also, Chot Reyes is coaching while also working as the President of TV 5 network, to take a job for the country and to set aside the money maker is already a sacrifice as it is.