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    No Falcon safe as coach Franz Pumaren corrects 'duplications' in Adamson lineup

    Jan 16, 2016
    Franz Pumaren coaches the Falcons in the Milcu Got Skills tournament. Reuben Terrado

    ADAMSON coach Franz Pumaren buckled down to work in his return to the UAAP, saying no one from the current pool of Falcons players is assured of a slot for the coming season.

    Pumaren formally started practice on Monday to begin the process building up the lowly Falcons while putting his system in place, more than a month after officially taking over the Adamson job last December.

    “We are trying to implement ‘yung mga certain rules sa system namin,” said Pumaren.

    Pumaren admitted there is still a lot of work to be done for the Falcons, as shown in the first-ever game under his stewardship in the Milcu Got Skills basketball tournament on Saturday at the Enderun Colleges Gym.

    The Falcons, composed of a mix of Team A and B players, fell back early but finished strong but still wound up in the wrong end of a 34-43 decision by National University.

    Pumaren said the coaching staff is in the process of evaluating the current members of the pool.

    “That’s why we are here in this tournament, to assess the individual players kung sino ‘yung makaka-adjust to what I want in our system and what we are trying to implement,” said Pumaren.

    Pumaren added that no one is safe of a spot in the UAAP squad at this stage of their preparation.

    “They are here for like a tryout or evaluation on who can really adjust. It’s going to be a friendly competition,” said Pumaren, a multiple winner during his time with alma mater La Salle.

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    Pumaren also bared his plans to recruit more players since some members of the current pool have similar styles of play.

    “I was shocked na sobrang dami ng duplication ng players, pare-pareho ng style. We will try to get more players. We are slowly recruiting players. We have some potential players already so we’ll see,” said Pumaren.

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    Franz Pumaren coaches the Falcons in the Milcu Got Skills tournament. Reuben Terrado
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