Chot Reyes wants MOA practice time for Gilas-PH squad

A+
A
A-

Coach Chot Reyes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Gilas-Pilipinas five returned home yesterday and the first thing that coach Chot Reyes wants is for the Nationals to be able to book practices at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

The Fiba Asia men’s basketball championship is just over six weeks away and the Arena is the main site of the 16-nation tournament that will stake World Championship berths to the top three placers.

Reyes and his crew touched down at the Manila International Airport just past lunchtime yesterday coming from a two-week training stint in Lithuania, where they played commercial teams there and the Under-20 national team.

They wound up with a 5-2 record but beat the Lithuanian U-20 twice by narrow margins.

“Priority #1: Book practices at MOA,” Reyes said in his Twitter account @coachot, moments before taking off from Thailand for their connecting flight back to Manila.

“Since we started, we’ve only practiced there ONCE, coz it’s fully booked,” he said. “Maski 6 a.m.  or 10 p.m. OK po sa amin (Even 6 a.m. or 10 p.m. slots would be okay for us).”

The Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Vito Cruz will be the secondary venue of the games.

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • wawa2172

    I guess SM could allow the Gilas Team to practive at MOA Arena. It is not all about winning but a good showing for the Philippine Team to inspire our youth.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94

editors' picks

advertisement

popular

advertisement

videos