SBP axes Reyes as national coach

National team coach Chot Reyes

The Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas has dismissed Chot Reyes as the head coach of team Gilas.  But, aside this bold move, the said organization headed by its President, Manny V. Pangilinan, decided to dissolve Gilas Pilipinas.

The said move will give the organization the chance to find a new coach and form a new team that will compete in the 2015 FIBA-Asia Men’s Basketball championship in China.

FIBA-Asia Men’s Basketball championship will be the qualifying game for the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.

SBP President Pangilinan approved the creation of a selection committee, which includes PBA Commissioner Chito Salud, SBP Vice Chairman Ricky Vargas, Executive Director Sonny Barrios, PBA Chairman Patrick Gregorio and Vice Chairman Robert Non.

The choosing of a new coach and putting up a new team will have to be done immediately before the National Board meeting of the SBP in December.

Commissioner Salud didn’t explain why Reyes was kicked out of the National team but some insiders said that the SBP wasn’t able to hide their disappointment on the performance of team Gilas in the recently concluded Incheon Asian Games wherein the Philippine team ended up placing 7th place, the worst spot the country has ever been in the history of the ASIAN Basketball games.

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