Friday, November 15, 2013
San Mig Coffee, TNT, Rain or Shine are coach Chot's top pick
All eyes may be on crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra, which has made vast improvements to its lineup, but former PBA coach Chot Reyes believes 3 other teams are more dangerous than the Gin Kings.
The current Gilas Pilipinas coach said among those teams that are likely to dominate the coming PBA Philippine Cup are Talk ‘N Text, Rain or Shine, and San Mig Coffee.
“Sa akin, lamang pa rin yong matagal ng magkakasama. There’s Talk n Text and Rain or Shine. San Mig is always tough with coach Tim Cone,” said Reyes in the PBA website.
Ginebra, which has scored top draft pick Greg Slaughter and number 4 James Forrester, was touted as early favorite in the Philippine Cup which begins this Sunday.
Aside from getting the two prized rookies, the Gin Kings were able to get JayR Reyes and Emman Monfort through negotiations with other PBA teams.
But Reyes pointed out that aside from playing talent, chemistry is also a major factor in winning basketball games.
“The game is played not on paper but on the wood,” said the former Talk ‘N Text coach.
PBA Season 39 kicks off on Sunday with Ginebra and San Mig Coffee colliding at the Araneta Coliseum.
Then there are the two separate games in Cebu and in Davao which will be staged on opening day.
Talk ‘N Text begins its title Philippine Cup defense against Meralco in Cebu, and Alaska Milk battles Rain or Shine in Davao.