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Pumaren’s double duty for Adamson, GlobalPort up for discussion by PBA Board

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Pumaren’s double duty for Adamson, GlobalPort up for discussion by PBA Board

/ 03:14 AM September 13, 2017

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Franz Pumaren’s role as concurrent head coach for Globalport and Adamson has been a source of confusion for some discerning fans.

In the past, a head coach in the PBA is not allowed to hold the same post in the collegiate level at the same time.

But the PBA Board of Governors is apparently leaning toward allowing coaches to hold concurrent head coaching positions in the pro and varsity level, though it has not been made official.

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“It has been previously tackled by the Board before the season started, but they have yet to discuss it again,” said PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial

For UAAP’s part, it doesn’t have a rule prohibiting Pumaren from splitting time between the two teams, according to UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag.

“It depends on the school. If they’re willing to let the coach divide his time equally, it’s an internal issue. We’re not here to second guess the wisdom of the administration on who they want as the coach,” said Saguisag.

Pumaren opened his second season at the helm for Adamson on Saturday, where the Soaring Falcons fell to Ateneo, 85-65 in the opening day of the UAAP Season 80.

He is still manning the sidelines for GlobalPort, which sits idle with a 3-5 slate in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.

Marcial said the PBA Board will meet again for a final decision on the Pumaren’s case. Until then, there seems to be no immediate problem with Pumaren wearing two hats.

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