What makes Coach Chot voice’s hoarse?
Gilas Pilipinas Coach Chot Reyes voice is hoarse for a good reasons.
In former PBA player Eric Menk’s MAJOR podcast, Reyes shared that he always put everything on the floor to succeed.
“I was an Alaska assistant coach from 1988 to 1990 where Tim Cone got me.. At that time, I was (also) coaching Ateneo High School and Burger Machine in PBL,” said Reyes, who spent years by juggling responsibilities as a coach for different squads.
“That’s where I got my coaching (experience). From one to four, we got a practice in Alaska. From five to seven, for Ateneo. Then the following hours would be for Burger Machine. And that’s why my voice is like this. There’s no substitute for hardwork,” the eight-time PBA champion coach added.
After three years with Purefoods where he earned his first PBA title, he later coached the now defunct Sta. Lucia (1997) and Pop Cola (2001).
Despite failing to bring a single title for both teams, Reyes worked his way up and landed another opportunity in the Rudy Hatfield-led Coca Cola Tigers the following season.
This gave him his first back-to-back PBA championships in the 2002 All-Filipino and 2003 Reinforced Conferences, while also earning the elite status in the professional league.
From 2008 to 2012, he spearheaded Talk ‘N Text to four PBA crowns before leaving the pro league to mentor the budding Gilas Pilipinas lineup in 2012.
Reyes will once again usher the national team for the third time in an attempt to book tickets in the 2019 FIBA World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.