Former Gilas Pilipinas head coach, Chot Reyes, couldn’t hide his happiness after the Philippine National Basketball team won against China in the last minute of their Asian Games match.
On October 4, Gilas Pilipinas’ player Justin Brownlee shocked the world after overturning the match by winning only a point against China during the game’s last moments.
Gilas won by 77-76 against China, which qualified the team for the gold medal match.
This was the first time since 1990 that the Philippine basketball team entered the finals for the Asian Games.
That’s why Chot was happy that his former team won.
“YES, YES, YES!!! GILAS wins (PH Flag Emoji)!!! Congrats, Coach Tim and the guys. Grabe ka, @magic_brown32! On to the Finals!!! (PH Flag Emoji)” Reyes said.
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Meanwhile, some netizens reacted to Reyes’ post and even said that his coaching already bore fruit.
“Thanks coach chot you are the inspiration of the Filipinos.salamat sa experience,” netizen Michael said.
“Happy Teacher’s !day!coach !Thanks for the learning experience and number one cheerer for Gilas Pilipinas!” netizen Onascle commented.
Some also said his decision to resign as Gilas’s coach contributed to the team’s win.
Reyes resigned as Gilas’s coach after the FIBA World Cup, saying he couldn’t handle the criticism.
“After a while, it was just too heavy. It has been too painful, too heavy. Just to be very honest, bastos naman talaga ‘yung ibang pinagsasabi. I don’t deserve it, my family doesn’t deserve it.” he said.