New Adamson coach Franz Pumaren faces former team La Salle in preseason opener
Franz Pumaren has assumed the reins at Adamson. Reuben Terrado

FRANZ Pumaren faces his former team when Adamson faces off with De La Salle in the opening game of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup on April 30 at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The preseason game marks the first time Pumaren will be coaching against a La Salle team he led to five UAAP titles, including four straight from 1998 to 2001.

Following a stint in the PBA,Pumaren has returned to college basketball by accepting a challenge to rejuvenate an Adamson side that has not won a UAAP title since 1977.

Incidentally, La Salle also has a new coach with Aldin Ayo making his debut in the Filoil tournament.

The Adamson-La Salle match will be aired on ABS-CBN Sports+Action along with the second game between Ateneo and University of the East.

The Blue Eagles will play in the Filoil for the first time in two years under head coach Tab Baldwin.

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