Friday, September 7, 2007
He made noise in the early '80s when Royal Tru-Orange awarded him the most lucrative contract in the PBA. He was paid P8, 000 monthly to man the post for Royal. Most of his contemporaries were awed by his monthly paycheck but they believed he deserved it. U-Tex point guard Lim Eng Beng describe Paner as a tough customer under the boards.
He finished his career averaging slightly above 12 points per game and ranks eighth in career average rebounds. A member of one Mythical Team selection, Paner had stints with Royal, CDCP and San Miguel Beer.