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PBA: Chot Reyes fined P50,000 for post-game outburst in TNT loss


TNT Coach Chot Reyes

TNT Coach Chot Reyes. –PBA PHOTOS SMALL

MANILA, Philippines — The PBA Commissioner’s Office has fined TNT team coach Chot Reyes for his outbursts of behavior following the team’s 94-92 loss to Magnolia in a match held Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Deputy Commissioner Eric Castro confirmed the sanction in the early hours of Thursday night via a memo, explaining that Reyes was fined for “passing the courthouse to confront game and technical table officials, as well as being fined by the court, and the technical table.” like incessantly shouting/cursing obscenities at the game officials when exiting the Smart South Gate of the Araneta Arena. “

Jojo Lastimosa, TNT team manager, was also fined P20,000 for “also crossing the field and confronting game officials and technical tables.”

No other sanctions were put in place, but the federation cited an October 2007 memo banning any team member from approaching the official’s desk.

“No member of any team can come near the Commissioner’s Row [now the Technical Group Table] or talk to the Officer Superintendent [unless requested] before, during or after a match in full public view,” the federation said.

Reyes accused the officials goal after Tropang Giga lost to protest a foul on Calvin Oftana with 4.3 seconds left when he attempted to swipe the ball from Hotshots’ Paul Lee.

Lee was fouled in the shooting action and switched both charities to give Magnolia the lead, ultimately causing TNT to receive defeat to start the Commissioner’s Cup campaign.

Lastimosa is also seen in the vicinity of the incident, although it seems he is trying to play more of a role than a pacifier.

Reyes was later heard screaming in the hallway before walking towards his car after joining TNT for a post-match vigil inside the dressing room.

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