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Cambodia coach praises Gilas players, but offers to teach Chot Reyes ‘about coaching’

TAKE YOUR SILVER Cambodia coach Harry Savaya drew the ire of Gilas Pilipinas for his late-game antics during the two teams’ first meeting. —AFP

TAKE YOUR SILVER Cambodia coach Harry Savaya drew the ire of Gilas Pilipinas for his late-game antics throughout the two groups’ first assembly. —AFP

MANILA, Philippines–Harry Savaya, Cambodia’s animated head coach within the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games, heaped praises on the Gilas Pilipinas squad that beat his crew, 80-69, for the gold medal on Tuesday night time.

However that heat didn’t precisely lengthen to his counterpart, Chot Reyes.

“The Philippine gamers, respect for all of them. They performed with their hearts [out],” he instructed reporters on the heels of a second-place end at Morodok Techo Nationwide Stadium in Phnom Penh.

“[But] they deserve higher than somebody guilty them like within the first spherical,” he went on.

Savaya, a former professional from Lebanon, was referring to how Reyes dealt with Gilas Pilipinas’ 79-68 loss to Cambodia within the group section.

“I like what I heard from the coach [through] ESPN of the Philippines. He blamed the climate, he blamed all the things, he blamed the gamers. I don’t try this. I can educate him—if he needs—about teaching. In Europe, all over the place, the locations he’s by no means been,” he stated.

“And I by no means heard anyplace that taking a timeout will probably be disrespect. However that’s OK. Loser at all times, uh, discuss (sic),” Savaya added.

Philippines's coach Vincent "Chot" Reyes reacts after winning the men's basketball final against Cambodia at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Phnom Penh on May 16, 2023. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Philippines’s coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes reacts after profitable the lads’s basketball ultimate towards Cambodia on the thirty second SEA Video games in Phnom Penh on Might 16, 2023. (Picture by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Cambodia and the Philippines engaged in a heated verbal trade in the direction of the tip of their earlier encounter 5 days in the past. The Gilas teaching workers, significantly assistant Tim Cone, took exception to Savaya’s antics and late timeout with the sport already past doubt.

In Tuesday’s finale, Savaya and Reyes shook arms as the ultimate horn rang.

The Gilas coach, in a separate interview, jokingly stated he would’ve wished to name a timeout as the sport got here to an finish.

“In the event that they’re impolite, then we’re not. We’ve at all times talked about enjoying the sport the best approach,” Reyes stated.

Savaya stated that he was nonetheless proud regardless of having to accept silver contemplating how quick Cambodia—replete with naturalized gamers—ready for the SEA Video games.

[“W]e got here in like, it was actually 4 days earlier than the SEA Video games that’s why I’m happy with (the gamers),” he stated.

“4 days of preparation, [and] you come [in] and beat numerous groups making ready not less than for not less than two years or 3 years they’ve been collectively? I’m happy with all of them, even the gamers who didn’t play,” he added.

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