VETERAN combo guard Jayson Castro believes the return of Vincent “Chot” Reyes as head coach of the TNT Tropang Giga could be an enormous increase to the Manuel V. Pangilinan’s flagship franchise in within the Philippine Basketball Affiliation’s (PBA) forty sixth season.
“We didn’t count on the information, however I’m actually glad as a result of all my championships have been beneath coach Chot,” Castro informed BusinessMirror on Sunday, referring to the Philippine Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and Commissioner’s Cup 2012 titles that Reyes gained for the group.
“He [Reyes] groomed me to be the participant I’m at present. He is aware of what I can do as a participant,” mentioned the 34-year-old Castro, who’s recovering from a profitable bones spurs surgical procedure final month. “I do know what he needs me to do. The familiarity is already there. He is an effective motivator, too,”
The previous Philippine Christian College level guard additionally served beneath Reyes within the nationwide from 2012 to 2014 and 2016 to 2018.
Castro, one among solely two remaining gamers—Ryan Reyes—from Reyes’s 2012 group, mentioned the return of the eight-time PBA champion coach was an enormous shock to all of them.
“He [Reyes] was launched to us through zoom the opposite day, and we’re stunned,” Castro mentioned.
Reyes final teaching stint was the notorious brawl-marred recreation between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia in July 2, 2018, Worldwide Basketball Federation Asia Qualifiers on the Philippine Area in Bulacan.
“It’s like a homecoming for Chot. He’s the coach who gave us 4 championships,” mentioned Ricky Vargas, Crew Governor and Chairman of PBA Board of Governors. “We stay up for a profitable relationship with Coach Chot.”
“We want to thank TNT Tropang GIGA Energetic Marketing consultant Mark Dickel for all that he has achieved for the group,” Vargas mentioned. “He introduced us to the PBA Finals twice within the two years that he was onboard. We want him properly as he strikes on to new endeavors.”
Bong Ravena slid again to his typical submit as assistant coach.
The final time TNT gained championships with out Reyes was beneath former coach Norman Black (2012 Philippine Cup) and Jong Uichico (2015 Commissioner’s Cup).