WEDNESDAY'S controversial game between the ARQ-Lapu-Lapu City Heroes and the Siquijor Mystics in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup was another blackeye for Philippine basketball.The game, which was stopped at halftime due to a power outage, turned out ...
Apr 15, 2021
UNTIL Justine Baltazar submits his application for the upcoming PBA Rookie Draft, he remains a part of La Salle.Green Archers coach Derrick Pumaren reiterated that stance as the Mabalacat, Pampanga native continues to weigh his options for his basketball career."So ...
Jan 13, 2021
COACH Derrick Pumaren is expecting big things from Justine Baltazar as the La Salle center takes on the task of manning the paint for Gilas Pilipinas in the November window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers."If he's going ...
Nov 20, 2020
DERICK Pumaren confirmed on Monday the transfer of Mark Nonoy and Deo Cuajao from University of Santo Tomas to La Salle."They will be a big addition for the team and it's a preparation for the graduation of Aljun (Melecio)," ...
Sep 14, 2020
LA Salle's much-awaited reunion with coach Derrick Pumaren will have to drag a little bit longer as the veteran coach takes precaution before trooping back his wards in Taft."Safety first," quipped the multi-titled mentor who returns to ...
Sep 9, 2020
DERRICK Pumaren just laughed off rumors that La Salle have also conducted trainings despite the quarantine protocols in place."No truth to that," he told Spin.ph as he set the record straight on Thursday.Practices for varsity teams have been a ...
Sep 3, 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
WITH La Salle bringing back Derrick Pumaren at the helm, the coach's patented press is also expected to make its return to Taft.La Salle new-boy Kevin Quiambao has expressed his readiness to run miles, or a marathon if ...
Aug 18, 2020
LA Salle beefed up its frontline with the acquisition of Fil-Am center Michael Phillips.The 6-foot-8 center has been practicing with the Green Archers since late last year and at only 18 years of age, is tipped to be ...
Jul 7, 2020
PBA
RUMOR: Yeng Guiao of Swift and Derrick Pumaren of Pepsi became involved in the only coaching trade ever in PBA history during the 1994 season.FACTS: Just before the PBA unfolded its final conference of the season - Governors Cup - 26 years ago, ...
Jul 7, 2020
PBA
UP to this day, coach Derrick Pumaren still rues the missed opportunity for Sunkist to make history in the 1995 PBA season."One win away from making it to the finals," the veteran coach said, recounting that season when his Orange Juicers ...
May 9, 2020
DERRICK Pumaren gets to share the secret of the patented Pumaren press when he takes center stage in the Hoop Coaches International webinars hosted by Blackwater.The new La Salle head coach will discuss the intricacies of his trademark full-court press, ...
May 6, 2020
FRANZ Pumaren holds the honor of having won the most UAAP championships won for La Salle with five, including the four-peat from 1998 to 2001.But seven years before he got the nod to coach his alma mater, his older brother ...
Apr 3, 2020
SEEING Fran Yu turn into the player that he is for Letran today brings a lot of pride for Derick Pumaren.Pumaren is the least surprised to see the underrated Yu become one of the top guards in the collegiate ranks following ...
Mar 4, 2020
LA Salle showed lapses even as it scored a big win in the D-League Aspirants' Cup opening game against Letran, but coach Derrick Pumaren is confident they are on the right track."Right now, the D-League is part of the ...
Mar 2, 2020
THREE decades since he last coached in La Salle, Derrick Pumaren is back in La Salle, ready to lead the Green Archers back to their glory days."I feel there's a new challenge again and I need to do something ...
Jan 11, 2020
DERRICK Pumaren's return to La Salle is official as the school made its formal announcement on Tuesday.In a short statement, the Taft side welcomed back the veteran mentor who steered the Green Archers to the UAAP championship in 1989 ...
Jan 7, 2020
LA Salle and the Pumarens are together again with Derrick Pumaren set to be named as the new head coach of the Green Archers.Multiple sources confirmed to SPIN.ph that the veteran mentor is set to take the helm for La ...
Jan 6, 2020
WHATEVER the result of the 2019 PBA D-League Finals was, Centro Escolar University is already a champion in coach Derrick Pumaren's eyes."In my book, you're already a champion because you've done something incredible. There was nothing ...
Jul 1, 2019
JEROME Santos wouldn't deny it: he looks up to the likes of Ateneo swingman Thirdy Ravena."Idol namin yan si Thirdy," the rookie forward shared.That awe, it turns out, would cost Centro Escolar University Game One in humiliating fashion, ...
Jun 20, 2019
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