FORMER PBA player player Chico Lanete has been hired as a playing assistant coach for Filipino pro teams under the Chooks to Go league which are seeing action in the Fiba 3X3 circuit.
Lanete will also play in the 2020 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 league expected to restart in September.
The 40-year-old Lanete, who has a contract with Sarangani in the MPBL, will also help out the Philippine national team in its preparations for the 2021 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament set for May next year.
"Gusto ko rin siyempre ma-try 'tong 3x3, kumbaga nasa bucket list ko ito. Alam ko kaya ko pa rin makipagsabayan kahit papano sa mga bata nating players," said Lanete, a native of Ormoc City.
Lanete signed the contract on Friday afternoon.
"Having Chico around will be of great help to our players as 3x3 is a game of court awareness," said Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 league owner Ronald Mascariñas.
"Being an undrafted player but still playing 12 years in the PBA should serve as an inspiration to our players as well as Chico proved that hard work trumps all."