Pumaren, Pringle bury hatchet: 'He’s more than willing to play under me until he retires'
GlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren says he Stanley Pringle already had a one-on-one talk after the shouting match in a game against Ginebra. Jerome Ascano

WHAT didn’t separate them only made their bond stronger.

It seems Stanley Pringle has renewed his commitment to GlobalPort and particularly to coach Franz Pumaren after player and coach figured in a heated disagreement in a timeout following a botched defensive play by the Filipino-American guard in the team’s 124-108 loss to Ginebra last July 30.

Pumaren said he already had a one-on-one talk with Pringle after the commotion that sparked talk of a trade of the prolific shooting guard, who drew interest from numerous teams, including Blackwater.

“Okay naman. There’s no problem with us,” Pumaren said after practice. “In fact, after talking to me, he was telling me, he’s more than willing to play under me even until he retires.”

[See Pumaren insists shouting match with Pringle no big deal]

“It’s just the heat of the moment,” he added of the spat. “It’s just like married couples having their differences. But at the end of the day, it’s for the best interest of the team.”

Pringle had already left the gym when SPIN.ph tried to ask for his thoughts on the matter.

Pumaren and Pringe have plenty of time to bond in practice as the Batang Pier are in the middle of a three-week break as they only return to action on August 20, Sunday, against Kia. 

[See Blackwater willing to trade first-round pick for Pringle]

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