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Chot Reyes talks about Gilas Pilipinas disappointment at Fiba World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas Chot Reyes Fiba World Cup

Chot Reyes remains to be keen to assist the nationwide program, however now not as its coach. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

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Sure, Gilas Pilipinas’ participation within the Fiba World Cup was a disappointing failure. Sure, he must be held accountable for it.

However even when for a shot at redemption, Chot Reyes won’t be calling the photographs for the nationwide crew within the Asian Video games (Asiad) later this month.

“It will likely be an excessive amount of of a distraction,” Reyes stated on Wednesday, when he assured that there will likely be a special coach on the nationwide crew bench for the continental Olympics slated in Hangzhou, China, even after the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) launched a roster that included him as coach of Gilas Pilipinas.

“[W]ith the whole lot that’s occurring, I believe if I proceed to teach the crew, I’ll be simply too massive of a distraction to the crew,” he stated.

The brand new coach is anticipated to be named on Thursday afternoon, when basketball leaders communicate in a press convention that will likely be held within the PBA workplace, however it’s nonetheless unsure if the brand new coach will likely be a long-term appointee or a stop-game measure whereas the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) recalibrates the nationwide program.

Reyes, who got here underneath heavy fireplace after the crew’s efficiency through the World Cup, beforehand introduced he was “stepping apart” to permit the SBP to faucet a brand new coach. On Wednesday, he supplied readability on the statements he made after steering the nationwide crew to a 1-4 report within the world showcase.

“We failed. We didn’t ship. So simple as that. Our mandate is to be the best-placed Asian crew and we didn’t ship. In order that’s the principle motive why I stepped apart,” he stated.

“That’s my perception: Leaders must be held accountable. You maintain your self accountable for regardless of the end result places in entrance of you. Whatever the motive, should you don’t ship then it’s time to step apart. That’s mainly what I did as a result of we didn’t ship on the end result that was anticipated of us.”

Lack of preparation

Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes

Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes throughout a recreation in opposition to Dominican Republic within the Fiba World Cup. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

Reyes narrated a timeline of issues that went fallacious for the nationwide squad however the important thing factors centered on the dearth of preparation of the crew that finally competed within the World Cup.

“If we had practiced as an entire crew possibly one or two weeks earlier, issues would have been totally different,” he stated.

“We had deliberate totally different schemes with Jordan [Clarkson] and Kai [Sotto] becoming a member of so late, we needed to prioritize. That was actually our fear; we have been already working easily and [we couldn’t tell] how will this be affected when these guys are available,” Reyes stated.

“Keep in mind in China we regarded so good and we didn’t have 25 p.c of the crew,” Reyes stated referring to Clarkson, Sotto and Scottie Thompson, who sat out the exhibition event because of a hand damage.

With the Asian Video games looming, the brand new coach that will likely be unveiled Thursday can even have a less-than-ideal preparations. Reyes will help whoever is called prepare.

“For me, I wished to take myself out of the image in order that the federation can decide—in order that they might now not take into consideration me, making it simpler for them to not fear about me,” he stated. “However in fact, I’m keen to assist the crew or this system or the federation in any capability, or any doable wants. That goes with out saying. However I believe, proper now, the crew wants a brand new coach.”

Additionally named within the preliminary POC roster have been a number of World Cup standouts together with Kiefer Ravena, who’s already in Japan to meet his duties with the Shiga Lakes within the B.League. Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser is reportedly nonetheless nursing a foot damage, whereas naturalized ace Justin Brownlee is coming off a bone spurs process.

POC president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino stated he already has knowledgeable the organizing committee of doable tweaks to the nationwide rosters submitted, together with these of the boys’s volleyball crew and the ladies’s soccer squad.

The Asian Video games unfurls on Sept. 23, and the Philippines—which completed solely fifth within the earlier version—is trying to flip in a greater outing, even at a time of uncertainty for this system.

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