JANUARY 3, 2018. That was the day Chot Reyes unveiled his pool of 23 young, talented players who he and the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) envisioned would form the core of the Gilas Pilipinas side that will fly the flag before ...
Aug 16, 2020
TIME may be hard to come by when it comes to forming the national team, yet former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes believes that there's really a few lessons the Philippines can pick up from the past world champions.Specifically, ...
Aug 13, 2020
GILAS Pilipinas has had its fair share of close shaves in the 2014 Fiba World Cup.But for coach Chot Reyes, the losses to Croatia, Argentina, and Puerto Rico were all equally painful."I always look back at the endgame of Croatia, ...
Aug 12, 2020
AS with other Philippine squads sent to international duty, time was the major issue for Chot Reyes and Gilas Pilipinas ahead of the 2014 Basketball World Cup."The most important thing we could have gotten that we never got was time," he ...
Aug 12, 2020
HISTORIC as the Philippines' win over Korea in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship semifinals was, it wasn't all about the players.Coaches of that famed squad also deserve equal applause as the mentors were crucial in putting the team ...
Aug 10, 2020
CHOT Reyes saw it clearly.As early as 2017, the decorated mentor already had his plans laid out for Gilas Pilipinas, not only for the 2019 Fiba World Cup but beyond as the Philippines sought a favorable position in the leadup to ...
Aug 9, 2020
GILAS Pilipinas' plans may have been halted due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but for former national team mentor Chot Reyes, there's no better time for players who are part of the pool to improve their games as ...
Aug 7, 2020
JORDAN Clarkson has been waiting for a long time to represent the Philippines in international competitions.It wasn't until the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta where the Fil-Am NBA player finally got his chance to lead Gilas Pilipinas.But ...
Aug 7, 2020
TRUTH be told, Justin Brownlee and Ricardo Ratliffe were already on Chot Reyes' radar as potential naturalization candidates as early as 2017.The former Gilas Pilipinas head coach unveiled that he had those two players in mind as the Samahang Basketbol ...
Aug 6, 2020
KAI Sotto's strength is the top concern for former national coach Chot Reyes as the 7-foot-2 wunderkind embarks on a new chapter in his career in the NBA G League."I have no worries on Kai's ...
Aug 6, 2020
SHOCKING as it may seem, the Racela brothers weren't too fond of each other back when they're pitted against each other on the court.The coaching brothers shared to Coaches Unfiltered the tension that the they got embroiled ...
Jul 21, 2020
MIKE Magpayo made history by becoming the first coach of Asian and Filipino descent to be named as a head coach of a Division 1 school in the US NCAA following his hiring by UC Riverside.But the Fil-Am coach isn&# ...
Jul 18, 2020
AROUND this same time last month and unknown to many people, former Gilas Pilipinas and eight-time champion PBA head coach Chot Reyes was making the country proud -- probably becoming the first Filipino coach, if not the very first, to speak in ...
Jul 11, 2020
EXACTLY two years ago today, a brawl erupted in a Fiba World Cup qualifier between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia's Boomers at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan - a free-for-all so bad that it landed in sports pages around ...
Jul 2, 2020
DURING his time with Gilas Pilipinas, Marcus Douthit played under two coaches in Rajko Toroman and Chot Reyes who he said had a different way of bringing the best out of their players.Douthit spent four years with the Philippine team beginning ...
Jun 30, 2020
THE furor over Tab Baldwin's comments on the PBA, its coaches, and its officials have lingered for two weeks now with no sign of dying down, yet the voice of the Filipino coach responsible for bringing him in has yet ...
Jun 28, 2020
LATE last year, Chot Reyes was running a business consultancy program called "Future Fit." Many of his clients asked the retired national team coach how they could future-proof their organization.Reyes was adamant in his answer. "You cannot future-proof yourself," ...
Jun 8, 2020
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