Gilas Coach Chot Reyes apologizes to Filipinos over Asian Games loss


MANILA, Philippines - Gilas Pilipinas team coach Chot Reyes apologized to Filipinos for the heartbreaking loss in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Gilas Coach Chot Reyes apologizes to Filipinos over Asian Games loss
Gilas Pilipinas Coach Chot Reyes | Photo Credit: AFP via TV5

In a report from TV5, the official broadcast channel of Incheon 2014 says that Reyes issued apology after the defeat versus Korea on their do-or-die quarterfinal game on Saturday afternoon.

“The entire responsibility falls on my shoulders. I want to apologize to our people,” Reyes told reporters in the post-game conference after Gilas Pilipinas’ 97-95 loss.

During the first half, Gilas took the 16-point lead. In the third quarter, Korea cuts the lead of Philippines to one point, 72-71.

Gilas has suffered their third straight defeat as South Korea stringed together the next five points.
“I’m very proud of my boys. They came out and fought hard. We fought up to the very end,” Reyes added.

The consecutive losses against Qatar and South Korea eliminate the chance of advancing to the medal round for Gilas Pilipinas, which was hoping to end its 50-year gold medal drought in the Asian Games.

Gilas Pilipinas vs South Korea Game Results: Korea wins, 97-95

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