Manganti on Coach Franz: 'We gotta go our separate ways'

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 07, 2019 04:13 PM
Manganti on Coach Franz: 'We gotta go our separate ways'
Sean Manganti and Franz Pumaren are no longer in speaking terms

Adamson University head coach Franz Pumaren and former skipper Sean Manganti have not spoken in more than three months.

That much was certain as, according to Manganti himself, the last time the two had talked was back in November, right after the Soaring Falcons were booted out of the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

This, even though Manganti is still taking classes in San Marcelino and Coach Franz is still, well, coaching there as well.

The development was first revealed in YouTube show “TIP OFF” last Wednesday evening and then reported by GMA News the following day.

Not long after, the ex-captain of the Soaring Falcons stood by his statements. “I’m not gonna say (anything) if it’s not true,” he told reporters after he played for Che’Lu in the 2019 PBA D-League.

According to Manganti, nobody from the Adamson camp has contacted him following the revelation. “Nobody. No one. I don’t expect anything,” he said, adding that at one point in time, he was close to Coach Franz as well as lead assistant Jack Santiago.

The 6-foot-5 made it clear, though, that he did not, and does not, intend to create controversy. As he put it, “I don’t mean to be hostile. Nothing toward it, it was just, we haven’t spoken and it hurt my feelings. I know he’s a busy guy.”

He then continued, “We gotta go our separate ways. They’ll continue their business and I’ll continue mine.”

Indeed, Manganti and Coach Franz will get to do just that as the former is now a Reveller in the PBA D-League as well as a 1Bataan Riser in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 while the latter remains with the Soaring Falcons.


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