The MVP Sports Foundation signed a memorandum of agreement with the National Basketball Training Center at Meralco Corporate offices in Pasig City. From left to right: Alex Compton, NBTC Training Director; Eric Altamirano, NBTC Program Director; Chot Reyes, Executive Director, MVPSF; and Butch Antonio, Program Director, MVPSF. The first project under this partnership is the Coaches Convention that will be held at the Philsports Arena from October 12-14, 2012. Said Reyes, who is also head coach of the Philippine Men’s Basketball National Team, "The MVPSF is proud to partner with the NBTC in its efforts to develop the game Filipinos are so passionate about on a truly meaningful level. We believe that for any grassroots development to gain traction, the focus must be not only in training the youth nationwide, but more importantly, in equipping the coaches who will train these players to play this game the right way.”
Early this year, I began working with Coach Eric Altamirano and Alex Compton in the NBTC and it was a whole lot of fun. Now working with the guys at the MVPSF is going to be cool since I was with Butch Antonio during the early years of Smart Gilas and with Coach Chot who for years I have engaged in many an animated discussion and story. This is gonna be a blast and the coaches convention this weekend is going to be plenty interesting.