Franz Pumaren puts Adamson as top priority if conflict arises in GlobalPort, UAAP schedule
GlobalPort consultant Franz Pumaren insists his main focus is on his role as head coach of the Adamson Falcons. Jaime Campos

ADAMSON coach Franz Pumaren made it clear his priority is with the Falcons even as he holds a concurrent position as consultant for GlobalPort in the PBA.

So far, Pumaren faces no conflict in schedule for the games of Adamson in the UAAP and GlobalPort in the PBA with the collegiate league holding matches every Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Conflicts of schedule, however, could arise come playoff time in the PBA with the Batang Pier within a shot at moving on to the next round with their sixth-place standing so far in the Governors’ Cup.

Pumaren, however, said he will be with Adamson if there will be a clash in the schedule of games between the Falcons and the Batang Pier despite his active role with the PBA squad.

“Ako, Adamson ako. My priority is Adamson. I’m just a consultant in Globalport,” said Pumaren.

Pumaren, who is returning to the collegiate basketball scene after last coaching La Salle in 2009, said he is determined to bring respectability back to the Falcons following several losing seasons after last reaching the Final Four in 2011.

“It’s been awhile since I was in a collegiate tournament,” said Pumaren, who was hired by Adamson last December. “After the PBA, I enjoyed myself during the break. But it’s a good opportunity. It’s a challenging opportunity for me. I like the challenge and I don’t run away from the challenge.” 

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