FIBA Asia 2013 is set to explode here in the Philippines next week (starting on August 1 to be exact), featuring the best ballers from this side of the world. It's gonna be a war, with our own pambato, the Gilas Pilipinas, battling it out with the continent's big boys, including the powerhouse Chinese NT, the tall and burly Iranians, and the sweet-shooting South Koreans.
The basketball spotlight will surely be trained on our own players, along with the Yis, the Haddadis, and the Bharamis, but there's one person we'd like to focus on right now: Gilas head coach Vincent "Chot" Reyes.
Coach Chot, we'd like to thank you for taking on the gargantuan task of forming and mentoring our national team. We all hope you'll clinch a spot in the FIBA Worlds next year in Spain.
But that's not the only reason we're singling you out, coach. Apart from your winning track record, we also admire your penchant for wearing colorful and unique polos and shirts during games. Like this one below...
And we're kind of miffed that you've been toning it down recently, going for more "serious" polos in your appearances with Gilas. But that's understandable. The stakes are high and it might be better to play it safe with less unnecessary distractions, even when it comes to get-up.
Still, we kinda miss his quirky coaching attires. So, as a way of saying "Salamat, Coach" and "Bring home the bacon, Coach!" we decided to come up with a gallery of Chot Reyes's most colorful coaching polos.
Head to the gallery below and see why he's more than just Xs and Os!