Pumaren set for La Salle return in UAAP 83

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 07, 2020 10:10 AM
Pumaren set for La Salle return in UAAP 83
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De La Salle University will yet again have a Pumaren calling the shots.

The Taft-based school announced Tuesday at Derick Pumaren has been tapped as brand new mentor for the Green Archers.

This marks a return to the bench for Pumaren, fondly called "Manong," after having served as green and white tactician from 1986 to 1991.

This also marks the Pumaren family's return to La Salle as Derick's younger brothers Franz and Dindo have also had stints as head coach.

"Manong" will be the fourth mentor in the last five years for the Green Archers, following Aldin Ayo, Louie Gonzalez, and Gian Nazario, but his veteran know-how will be much-welcome for a proud program that has fell short of the Final Four in back-to-back years.

Nazario, meanwhile, slides down to assistant alongside active consultant Jermaine Byrd.

Pumaren will be calling the shots for La Salle in Season 83, the last year in green and white for Justine Baltazar and Aljun Melecio.

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