Hit somebody remark gets Chot Reyes suspended, fined

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes did not go scot-free from the hammer dropped by FIBA on the Philippines and Australia following their infamous brawl during a World Cup qualifying game last July 2.  Despite not joining the full-blown melee, Reyes will serve a one-game suspension and ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 19th, 2018

Chot Reyes steps aside for Yeng Guiao as Gilas Pilipinas coach

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes has "stepped aside" from the program, according to an Instagram post by Reyes on Tuesday, September 11. The former national team coach also poured in support for Yeng Guiao , who replaced the suspended Reyes as interim head coach in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

SBP withdraws from Asian Games, cancelling ROS reunion

In a sudden turn of events, the Philippines will not send a basketball team to the 2018 Asian Games. In a statement late Thursday night, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has decided to withraw from the Asiad in order "to allow our National Team and our organization to regroup." Excatly one week ago, FIBA handed out its sanctions to the Philippines following the brawl against Australia in the World Cup qualifiers. 10 players were suspended. Head coach Chot Reyes was suspended as well. In light of that, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, with Yeng Guiao coaching, were supposed to take over the TNT KaTropa as Philippine representatives in the Asian Games slated next month. The PBA Board even had a meeting early Thursday to discuss the country's participation. But in a surprise move, the SBP is withdrawing from the competition just a few hours later. Read the full statement below: SBP Statement on Philippine Participation in the 2018 Asian Games — SBP (@officialSBPinc) July 26, 2018     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Picking up the pieces

The quest to begin repairing the damage wrought by the brawl between the Philippines and Australia during their World Cup qualifying match on July 2 began almost immediately after the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas held a press conference Thursday to announce the fines and sanctions slapped by the international basketball federation (Fiba) on both countries. With coach Chot Reyes and naturalized center Andray Blatche out of the roster for a varying number of games and several key players also suspended, Gilas Pilipinas will be hard-pressed to come up with a competitive squad when it faces Qatar at the start of the second round of qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup. "Obviously, ...Keep on reading: Picking up the pieces.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

PBA affirms support for Gilas Pilipinas following Fiba ban

The PBA is giving its full support to Gilas Pilipinas after 10 of its players have been suspended for the upcoming games in 2018 Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers. With top players out for Gilas' second-round campaign starting September, the national team will need to add more players to the poolwhich will likely come from the PBA. PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said that head coach Chot Reyes, who is also suspended for one game, can have his pick of qualified players from all the 12 teams. "Chot Reyes' pool is the 12 teams in the PBA," Marcial told in Filipino in a phone interview. "Whoever he picks, we will give to him as long as the player wants to play." Calvi...Keep on reading: PBA affirms support for Gilas Pilipinas following Fiba ban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

PBA: Alaska suspends Abueva for going AWOL

Calvin Abueva is suspended. Alaska has suspended its star forward for missing team activities for more than a week. In a statement by owner Wilfred Uytengsu, the Aces is putting the Beast on the shelf for the meantime. The suspension is indefinite and effective immediately. Read the full statement below:   "The Alaska Aces have placed Calvin Abueva on indefinite suspension following his more than one week absence from practice and failing to advise the coaching staff and management of his whereabouts. While we understand Calvin may be going through some troubling personal issues, it does not obviate his responsibility to his team. The suspension is effective immediately. Alaska, however, will allow Abueva to play for Gilas if Coach Chot Reyes chooses to use him in the line up. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu"   After the PBA All-Star break, Abueva never reported to Alaska and missed the Aces' win last week over Blackwater. At the time, head coach Alex Compton said that Abueva was dealing with "personal issues." Calvin also missed time in the Philippine Cup due to similar reasons. Alaska is currently doing well in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, sporting a 5-1 record just behind Rain or Shine (7-1) and TNT (6-1). --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

FIBA Asia Cup a huge challenge for Gilas Pilipinas

MANILA, Philippines – There was a remark by Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes to this writer hours before the team left for Beirut, Lebanon, to participa.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2017

Time for a rebound

Can Guiao bring Gilas back to the World Cup in 2019? Will national coach Yeng Guiao match the historic effort made by former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes four years ago? Gilas Pilipinas made it to the 2014 World Cup in Spain under Reyes after steering the country to a silver medal finish in the [...] The post Time for a rebound appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Court sentences Egypt activist who slammed sexual harassment

CAIRO, Egypt – An Egyptian court on Saturday, September 29, handed a two-year suspended jail sentence to a woman human rights activist arrested in May after posting a video criticizing sexual harassment in Egypt, her lawyer said. Amal Fathi, 33, was convicted of spreading fake news and fined 10,000 Egyptian pounds ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Senate President, top sports execs lead PSA Cup cast

Senate President Tito Sotto and former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes will see action in the revived Philippine Sportswriters Association Golf Cup presented by Manila Southwoods, San Miguel Beer and the Philippine Sports Commission on Tuesday at the Legends course in Carmona, Cavite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Star-studded PSA Golf Cup

Senate president Tito Sotto and former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes will see action in the revived Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Golf Cup presented by Manila Southwoods, San Miguel Corp. and the Philippine Sports Commission on Tuesday at the Legends course in Carmona, Cavite. The 18-hole event that aims to raise funds for the PSA’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Racela sends his best to new TNT coach Ravena

Nash Racela offered his congratulations to his Bong Ravena, who is taking over his spot as head coach of TNT, on Friday. Racela used his social media accounts to wish Ravena the best for the remainder of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup where the KaTropa sit at the eighth seed with a 2-4 record. "Good things come to those who wait," said Racela pertaining to Ravena's long tenure with TNT. READ:Bong Ravena promoted to TNT head coach "Wishing Bongravs and his revamped coaching staff the best this conference and beyond." Ravena started his assistant coach job with the KaTropa in 2008 and served under Chot Reyes, Norman Black, Jong Uichico, and Racela. TNT started off fairly...Keep on reading: Racela sends his best to new TNT coach Ravena.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Guiao on being permanent PH coach: ‘If they give it to me formally, I will accept it’

The moment Chot Reyes resigned as national coach, Yeng Guiao was put in the spotlight. He whipped a two-week old squad into fighting form for the Asian Games despite its top player, Jordan Clarkson, joining the team just five days before the tournament started. He kept a suspension-crippled Gilas Pilipinas in the thick of things against Iran until he ran out of tricks to offset the team's hypothermia-hit shooting in Tehran. There is no other coach in the horizon that would be a suitable successor to Reyes' post. But Guiao refused to address the issue until he was done with the Fiba qualifying window he was tasked with. And as that window came to a close via a closed-door 92-81 victo...Keep on reading: Guiao on being permanent PH coach: ‘If they give it to me formally, I will accept it’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: Qatar braces for new environment and new Gilas team

Monday's closed-door game in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers will be a first for Gilas Pilipinas. It's also going a first for Qatar, the Philippines' opponents in the Group F clash. As both teams prepare for the historic outing, it's sure weird for the visiting Qataris to not see a massive crowd at the Big Dome. Gilas home games tend to be packed after all. "I mean, I'm not sure how many closed door games have been played here in Manila. I think we were looking forward to playing in a packed environment, just for the experience and the atmosphere for the players," head coach Tim Lewis said on the close-door game. "So it will be different, you'll be able to hear everything we say, and I'm sure the game will have a different feel to it, it's hard to say until we actually start playing," he added. Lewis is familiar with how Gilas plays its home games after coaching Thailand in the 2017 SEABA Championships here in Manila. After that, Lewis was also involved with the TNT KaTropa for about a month as a consultant. "I've coached teams where we played in gyms with not many fans. Here, you don't expect that though, especially when you're playing against Gilas," Lewis said. Aside from dealing with a new environment, Lewis and the Qataris also prepare for a new-look Gilas team. Former head coach Chot Reyes is gone and coach Yeng Guiao's Final 12 for Monday feature players not necessarily included in previous Gilas iterations. It doesn't mean that the Philippines got weaker though. "Any Gilas team is gonna be solid, they play in a strong lead, they're well-coached. So I think it's probably not a fair statement to say it's a weak Gilas team," Lewis said. "I think it's a different Gilas team. They're getting to know each other, playing a different system, so you know, the coach is gonna have his own problems in terms of that. But they performed well against Iran and they did a good job in the Asian Games. So the core of that team is together and I'm sure they'll come out and be super competitive," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Chot: I’m done with the grind

When Chot Reyes announced his resignation as head coach of Gilas Pilipinas last Tuesday, it seemed he has turned his back on coaching for good......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

The legacy of Chot Reyes in Philippine basketball

Chot Reyes is stepping down as head coach of the national basketball team and fans and players are hailing him for spearheading the Philippines’ return to success at international basketball. In a recent interview with ESPN5, Reyes revealed his decision to step down as mentor of the Gilas Pilipinas national team. He admitted that the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Chot: I m done with the coaching grind

When Chot Reyes announced his resignation as head coach of Gilas Pilipinas last Tuesday, it seemed he has turned his back on coaching for good......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Never another Chot Reyes

There will never be another Chot Reyes in the history of Philippine basketball, affirming his legacy as easily the most innovative, fashionable, passionate and flamboyant mentor to bring honor to the country in the sport that millions of Filipinos love......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Guiao focused on Iran, names final roster

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ The suddenly vacant Gilas Pilipinas head coaching position has thrust Yeng Guiao into even more spotlight, as coach Chot Reyes' decision to step down from.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Reyes quits national team, will focus on 2023 World Cup buildup

Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ It looks like coach Yeng Guiao will be handling Gilas Pilipinas for a longer time--perhaps even permanently. National coach Ch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: SMC stars get first shot as Gilas challenges Iran

Whether you will stick to Gilas Pilipinas or go with the simpler Team Pilipinas, the fact remains, a new era for the Philippine national team will officially start Thursday. Gilas continues its bid to return to the FIBA World Cup as round 2 of the Asian Qualifiers tip off, pitting the Philippines against Iran to start the action in the merged Group F. [Related: FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers: Chot Reyes steps aside as NT coach] It's unclear whether or not coach Yeng Guiao will take over full time from coach Chot Reyes, who officially stepped down two days ago, but the fiery mentor gets his first crack in these Asian Qualifiers as his version of Team Pilipinas look to score a road win against the Iranians, a longtime rival of Filipinos in international play. Coach Yeng's version of Team Pilipinas will feature Scottie Thompson, Raymond Almazan, Beau Belga, Alex Cabagnot, Paul Lee, JP Erram, Marcio Lassiter, Allein Maliksi, Gabe Norwood, Ian Sangalang, Christian Standhardinger, and Asi Taulava. [Related: FIBA WORLD CUP: Scottie in, Greg out in Gilas vs. Iran] After round 1, the Philippines sports a 4-2 record, with the two defeats coming from Australia. Meanwhile, Iran has compiled a strong 5-1 mark and is in the middle of a five-game winning streak. The merged Group F also include the Boomers, Japan, Qatar, and Kazakhstan. To qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Gilas needs to finish at least third in its new group. The Philippines is currently third, one full game behind Australia and Iran. A win against the Iranians on the road will be a huge boost to Gilas' World Cup bid without a doubt. The Philippines-Iran match will tip off at 8:30 p.m. Manila time.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018