THE coach who led Talk 'N Text to the past two PBA Philippine Cup titles believes that if there is one team that could end the Texters' reign, it should be Rain or Shine.
“Ang Talk n’ Text hindi sila matatalo nang dahil sa sarili nila, hindi sila magpapanic, hindi sila magkakalat," said Chot Reyes, who stepped down as Texters coach at the end of last season to focus on his role as national coach.
“Para mo talunin ang Talk n’ Text kailangan magandang strategy mo, ma-shoot mo mga tira mo … lahat kailangan gawin mo … and the team that is perfectly capable of doing that is Rain or Shine," added Reyes.
The five-time PBA Coach of the Year believed Alaska Aces took the Texters to the limit in their semifinal series, but only fell prey to miscues and errors in judgments common among new teams.
But don't expect the Painters to make the same mistakes, Reyes warned.
“Previously 'yung Rain or Shine parang Alaska, pero ngayon hindi na. In the clutch, sa end game alam mong may magagawa silang mabuti. They can make a good basketball play," the Smart Gilas coach said.