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The former MVP said Reyes’ decision to go back into coaching ‘pushed him over the edge,’ leading to his move in resurrecting his playing career after abruptly announcing his decision to hang up his jersey last season prior to the start of the Philippine Cup bubble.
The 39-year-old forward disclosed in the Power&Play program of former Commissioner Noli Eala on Saturday that he received a text message from Reyes asking about his availability again shortly upon being named as new TNT head coach two months ago.
Williams initially wouldn’t believe that his former mentor was back when long-time teammate Ryan Reyes messaged him from California in the wee hours of the morning telling him about the coaching change in TNT.
“I was like ‘you’re right, Chot’s not coming back,'” Williams recalled his exchange of text messages with the veteran guard.