My hats off to Yeng. I hope Tab or whoever is the coach (huwag lang si Chot) taps you as one of his assistant coaches.
Coach Yeng was a man of his word. Because of his resignation, the naysayers of the program have stopped talking about the mistakes that were made or the players they felt didn't deserve to be included in the lineup. Guiao took full responsibility even if the burden was not his to bear alone.
Aside from helping put the Australia debacle behind, the most important contribution that Guiao made was an investment for the future. When the chips were down, instead of going to veteran players he was familiar with, he chose two PBA rookies who were largely unproven on the international stage. He invited Robert Bolick and CJ Perez into the pool and gave them the opportunity to shine.
When 2023 comes around and Bolick and Perez end up being vital cogs to the Philippine national team, may it be remembered that it was Guiao who gave them their first shot and that the losses they suffered together made the two hungrier for success.
Guiao planted roots and now he steps aside to give someone else the opportunity to grow the Gilas Pilipinas program and help it reach heights it has not seen before.