FOR the better part of the past half-decade, Adamson was one of the UAAP's most dangerous teams and at times, was even considered as a legitimate title threat.There's no question that one of the main reasons ...
Feb 17, 2021
FRANZ Pumaren has formally tendered his resignation from Adamson.The San Marcelino-based school released a statement on Tuesday, thanking the milti-titled mentor for guiding the Soaring Falcons for the better part of the past half-decade."As Adamson University understands ...
Feb 16, 2021
THE COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the UAAP season has one of the country's most successful coaches seriously considering retirement.In a chance meeting with Spin.ph at Quezon City Hall, current Adamson coach Franz Pumaren hinted about ...
Jan 7, 2021
SAD as the news of the cancellation of the upcoming UAAP Season 83 might have been, coaches in the men's basketball division perfectly understood the rationale that the league's brass had when it made the tough call."The ...
Dec 12, 2020
FRANZ Pumaren perhaps thought he has seen it all in over decades as a basketball coach and player, both in college and the pro ranks.But there are still some things that surprise him, like the 'bubble training' the University ...
Sep 2, 2020
THINGS felt just right for CJ Cansino that of all of the schools which wooed him in this transfer saga, he chose University of the Philippines to be his new home."Nung kausap ko yung UP, naalala ko yung feeling nung gusto ...
Aug 22, 2020
ADAMSON added a new weapon to its arsenal in Fil-Italian guard Roger Syvels delos Reyes.Coach Franz Pumaren confirmed that the Falcons have gained the commitment of the 5-foot-11 shooter who he said was already playing for a club ...
Aug 20, 2020
MAKING it to the Final Four for the past three years, Adamson suddenly missed the cut last UAAP Season 82 as it mustered only a 4-10 record.Bitter as the campaign was, coach Franz Pumaren did acknowledge that the Soaring Falcons&# ...
Aug 4, 2020
MANY thought Franz Pumaren would never leave the La Salle camp.Yet in 2009, the five-time UAAP champion coach departed his alma mater after 11 years on the job to focus on his political career."I went on another career move ...
Aug 3, 2020
FRANZ Pumaren had more than his fair share of special teams in his storied coaching career.But the one which stands out as the most special for him was, without question, his La Salle Green Archers team back in 2007."When we ...
Aug 2, 2020
FRANZ Pumaren couldn't be any happier that his longtime deputy Jack Santiago finally got his coveted break."I'm so happy for Jack," the Adamson mentor told Coaches Unfiltered.Santiago has been hired to man the sidelines for University of ...
Aug 1, 2020
MAKE no mistake about it: Franz Pumaren is all-in on the presence of foreign student-athletes in the collegiate ranks.The only thing that he has contention with is their eligibility in the awards.The outspoken Adamson mentor shared his opinions ...
Aug 1, 2020
STORIED as Franz Pumaren's coaching career is, there were still a number of players who he regretted failing to recruit. Like Chris Tiu and Kevin Alas, for example. "Si Chris Tiu, I must admit we tried recruiting him [for La ...
Jul 31, 2020
JERRICK Ahanmisi is on the cusp of greatness, there's no question about that.But in the eyes of Adamson coach Franz Pumaren, the Fil-Nigerian sniper needs to add more swag to his game to finally be looked at as ...
Jul 31, 2020
TRAVERSING the world in his near three-decade run as a basketball coach, Rajko Toroman said he found Filipino players unique.His explanation?"Passion for basketball," he told Coaches Unfiltered."(Filipinos) like basketball. I always said why Chinese players are not successful ...
Jun 20, 2020
PLAYERS win games, coaches lose 'em.True.Yet there's no denying that in the collegiate game, young players won't get what they achieved if not for the guidance and direction set by the coaches.Spin.ph decided ...
Mar 30, 2020
History repeats itself.That's the case for Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren, who watched the Soaring Falcons fall to FEU, 63-60, on Wednesday, and in turn, get eliminated from Final Four contention in the UAAP men's basketball ...
Oct 24, 2019
ANTIPOLO - A crack guard during a long career at La Salle, San Miguel and with the national team, Adamson coach Franz Pumaren couldn't hide his frustration after his backcourt crumbled in a 81-77 loss to University of the Philippines ...
Oct 22, 2019
AP Manlapaz has come a long way from that gangly kid who first made waves for posterizing Kai Sotto in a high school preseason game.So much so that coach Franz Pumaren heaped praises on him and even considered him as the ...
Oct 12, 2019
FRANZ Pumaren wasn't even supposed to be in the venue for Adamson when it played Ateneo on Wednesday.Still recovering from an emergency procedure to remove kidney stones a day prior, the five-time UAAP champion coach was advised to ...
Oct 9, 2019
ADAMSON eyes back-to-back wins when it takes on La Salle Saturday in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament at Ynares Center in Antipolo.The Soaring Falcons are coming off a huge 78-71 stunner over University of ...
Sep 21, 2019
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