View Full Version : Who'll replace Franz?

pretty conci
04-29-2006, 07:01 PM
Pumaren is not present in the DLSU's FMC team. I heard that he'll be leaving taft and will concentrate more on politics.

Question is, who is the most likely replacement? Juno Sauler? Boris Aldeguer? Gee Abanilla? Tonichi Yturri?

04-29-2006, 10:28 PM
Pwede bang si Nash nalang? He studied college in DLSU anyway. ;D

04-30-2006, 08:08 AM
Life goes on for suspended Archers
By Joey Villar
The Philippine Star 04/30/2006

Despite the UAAP suspension and the absence of a head coach, De La Salle will continue to maintain its men’s basketball team.

Bro. Bobby Casingal, head of the school’s Office of Sports Development, said the Archers are continuously training despite the recent ban the UAAP board slapped on the Taft-based school.

Casingal said the team is being handled by a coaching staff headed by Tyrone Bautista and Jack Santiago, who were Franz Pumaren’s assistants during the latter’s term.

Pumaren resigned last year to allow the school to effect changes on its basketball program, tarnished by the controversy involving two players — Mark Benitez and Tim Gatchalian — who suited for the team during the 2004-2005 seasons with spurious admission documents.

Pumaren was a member of La Salle’s first UAAP cage team two decades ago, where he played alongside the likes of Dicky Bachman and Joey Sta. Maria and under brother coach Derrick.

"The team has been practicing without a head coach, just the coaching staff," said Casingal during Thursday’s press conference at the Taft campus’ North Conservatory where La Salle questioned the UAAP verdict.

Casingal, however, refused to comment if La Salle would re-sign Pumaren or tap a new coach who will be tasked to rebuild a team hobbled by problems involving exodus of players and recruitment.

"Admittedly, without a head coach, it’s difficult to come up with a long-term plan," Casingal said.

Some players who were supposed to play for La Salle changed their minds and tried out for other schools, the bulk of which went to University of the Philippines.

The Maroons, who are seeking to duplicate their one and only title they won exactly two decades back, in fact, picked up former La Salle-Zobel standouts Martin Reyes, Dan Salvador and Miguel de Asis, and recently, Xavier MVP Woody Co.

04-30-2006, 08:20 AM
Life goes on for La Salle teams

By Kristel satumbaga

LA SALLE continues to maintain its high-profile basketball team despite its suspension in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

While waiting for new developments in the UAAP, the Green Archers have been training under assistant coaches Jack Santiago, Tonichi Yturri and Tyrone Bautista.

The fate of former head coach Franz Pumaren remains uncertain as La Salle strives to repair its tarnished reputation.

Pumaren announced his resignation at the height of the controversy triggered by La Salle’s own admission that it fielded two ineligible players in the last three UAAP seasons.

The multi-titled coach, however, made known his desire to return as soon as he is cleared from any culpability.

"We will wait for what will happen, then once everything is clarified regarding our suspension, which we are hoping for a favorable response from the UAAP, we will name the new coach for La Salle," said Casingal.

Last week, the Board finally decided to ban the university from participating in all sports the next collegiate season for its negligence.

The Board found La Salle negligent for fielding ineligible cagers Mark Benitez and Tim Gatchalian III. The two dribblers reportedly falsified their high school documents to gain admission in the university.

Despite their suspension, other La Salle varsity teams continue to train in the hope of playing in other tournaments. The men’s basketball team is currently seeing action in the Fr. Martin Cup.

The women’s volleyball team, meanwhile, is also taking part in the Shakey’s V-League tournament where the Lady Archers are the defending champions.

05-01-2006, 09:51 AM
If we are to stick with Franz's system, I believe Gee Abanilla is the best option to handle the team.