MANILA, Philippines — Former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes was honored to see the coat he wore throughout final month’s Fiba World Cup displayed on the museum of the Fiba Home of Basketball in Switzerland.
Reyes, who stepped down from his head teaching publish at Gilas after the World Cup, posted an image together with his Thom Brown swimsuit on the Fiba headquarters not too long ago.
“Thanks Fiba Secretary Normal Andreas Zagklis for the nice and cozy welcome to the Home of Basketball. Was requested by FIBA Basis’s Head Curator Miguel Font to donate some private objects I’ve been sporting via the qualifying home windows from final yr till the WC this yr. What an honor to see my coat displayed on the FIBA Museum,” Reyes wrote on Instagram.
In a separate publish, Reyes shared a video of him donating the swimsuit to Fiba president Hamane Niang throughout the closing day of the World Cup final September 10 at Mall of Asia Enviornment.
Niang expressed his gratitude to Reyes for his donation and thanked Manila for being an incredible host.
Reyes drew flak for sporting the posh swimsuit after Gilas didn’t make it to the second spherical of the World Cup, profitable solely their closing recreation of the classification part towards China out of their 4 matches.
Throughout his guesting within the Let It Fly podcast hosted by PBA stars Jared Dillinger, Gabe Norwood, Sol Mercado and Joe Devance, and radio DJ Tin Gamboa, a recreation Reyes learn and responded to imply tweets about him and his swimsuit.
“Like they at all times say, in the event you can’t carry out, japorm. Pakialam mo sa swimsuit ko,” stated Reyes with fun. “I used to be stunned when the Fiba Basis head curator referred to as to ask if I might donate my sports activities jacket to the Fiba museum. So in fact. We did the turnover throughout the closing at Mall of Asia Enviornment.”
On a severe observe, Reyes doesn’t get the problem together with his vogue assertion.
“I labored as much as the ungodly hours within the morning and that’s my very own cash, it’s not anybody’s cash. All my youngsters are all working already and I donate quite a bit to charity, I donate 10 occasions greater than that quantity to charity,” Reyes instructed the Let It Fly podcast. “I don’t gamble. Wala naman akong bisyo (I don’t have any vices). I believe what I do with my very own cash which I didn’t steal I earned with my very own blood, sweat, and tears that I actually labored exhausting for. It’s as much as me.”
Mercado and Norwood, who was a longtime member of the Gilas program, agreed with Reyes.
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“You gotta make it on the market (Switzerland) to see the swimsuit once more,” Norwood stated.