ERIC ALTAMIRANO BIDS CHOOKS 3X3 LEAGUE FAREWELL
Commissioner Eric Altamirano has bid Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 League goodbye after two years of service for the league.
After being the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) project director for 3×3 and spearheaded the 3×3 league for the past two years, the 54-year-old executive resigned from the post citing personal reasons for his decision.
“For the past two years, we’ve seen the growth of 3×3 basketball in the country as we were at the forefront of vaulting the new sport to the consciousness of the masses,” Altamirano said.
The commissioner filed his resignation at the conclusion of the successful 2020 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup presented by TM in Calamba, where the Family’s Brand Sardines Zamboanga City, led by the country’s top-ranked 3×3 players Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol, guaranteed a spot in the 2020 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Doha Masters in Qatar.
Under his supervision, the country made a run to the Fiba 3×3 rankings, which eventually led to the country clinching a berth in the Fiba 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT), where the Philippines is gunning to secure one of the three tickets to the inaugural 3×3 competitions in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Aside from his job as the league executive, Altamirano also managed the training as the former head coach for the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 pool, bringing in veteran players like Stefan Stojacic, Nikola Pavlovic, and Angelo Tsagarakis to better prepare the Filipino players for international competitions.
“I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by Chooks-to-Go, sir Ronald Mascariñas, and sir Mel Macasaquit.”
The organizers of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 have yet to name a replacement for Altamirano’s post at the helm of the league.
Meanwhile, former UST head coach Aldin Ayo has since replaced him in the post on Monday as the new head coach of the Philippine team.