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Pumaren banks on future after missing 2nd career Final Four

Oct 26, 2019 - 2:34 PM

Franz Pumaren’s coaching magic ran out this season, but the multi-titled mentor sees 'future superstars' in the young Falcons roster

UPBEAT. Adamson coach Franz Pumaren looks to reclaim the team’s status as league contender next season. Photo release

Pumaren refuses to desert Adamson, coaches game after surgery

Oct 10, 2019 - 9:35 AM

Just a day after undergoing kidney stones surgery, coach Franz Pumaren surprisingly shows up at the Adamson sidelines

‘TRUE LEADER.’ Franz Pumaren soldiers on even after a medical surgery. Photo release

Pumaren: 'I’ll be with Adamson for the long haul'

Dec 19, 2018 - 9:25 AM

(UPDATED) Coach Franz Pumaren denies talks that Adamson won't renew his contract after the Falcons fell short of reaching the UAAP Finals

STILL ON BOARD. Coach Franz Pumaren says he still has some ‘unfinished business’ with the Adamson Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pumaren: 'I don’t get paid just to be in the Final Four'

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:56 PM

Adamson coach Franz Pumaren admits he's frustrated that the Falcons failed to get past the semifinals for the third straight season

RESPECT. Despite the heartaches, coach Franz Pumaren thinks his Falcons gained a lot of respect this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson keeps calm, braces for do-or-die semis

Nov 24, 2018 - 9:02 PM

After two seasons of getting booted out of the Final Four early, the Adamson Falcons get another shot this time to nail a UAAP title berth versus the UP Maroons

BOUNCING BACK. The Adamson Soaring Falcons are confident that they can still make the finals in the rubber match against University of the Philippines. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pumaren defends resting Adamson stars Ahanmisi, Manganti

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:33 PM

'I don’t think you will push your injured players. They’re not 100 percent,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren

SIDELINED. Adamson coach Franz Pumaren insists top players Jerrick Ahanmisi and Sean Manganti aren’t feigning illness or injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'No sure shot,’ says Pumaren as Falcons target semis bonus

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:51 PM

'I'd be a hypocrite if I tell you that we’re already happy entering the Final Four,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren

HUNGRY. The Falcons hope to get past the semis hump this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Resurgent Adamson looks to solidify hold of top spot

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Adamson Soaring Falcons aim to build on their dominant second round opening win

LEAGUE LEADERS. Jerrick Ahanmisi impresses as he topscores for Adamson while making no fouls and turnovers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Streak over but Adamson Falcons show no quit in them

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren likes how his team showed 'a sense of character'

SILVER LINING. Franz Pumaren is rather pleased with how the Adamson Soaring Falcons have learned to mount comebacks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren still critical of red-hot Adamson

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:01 PM

'I guess we’re in this position because it’s our defense that’s keeping us afloat,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren

POISED. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons survive another tough challenge. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren rips Adamson’s complacency despite miracle win

Sep 26, 2018 - 8:12 PM

'We were probably reading too much on social media that we’re so great already,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren

ESCAPE. The Adamson Falcons celebrate their one-point escape over the UP Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Franz Pumaren carving unbeaten Adamson's team-first identity

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:57 PM

'If you look at our team, except for one or two players, there's really no blue-chip rookie or an outstanding player,' says Falcons coach Franz Pumaren

BIGGER CHALLENGE. Adamson coach Franz Pumaren expects all the other teams to make life difficult for his undefeated Falcons. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Already ahead of schedule, Pumaren aims for Adamson to reach the top

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Thanks to the experience they gained from multiple preseason tournaments, the Soaring Falcons are in mid-season form

NEW MENTALITY. Franz Pumaren wants to erase the mentality that moral victories are enough for the Adamson Soaring Falcons. Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

Ahanmisi, Manganti expect Adamson to reach UAAP Finals

Aug 25, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The third-year players think it's high time the Soaring Falcons break through the Final Four barrier and contend for the championship

LOFTY EXPECTATIONS. Having been to the Final Four in the last two seasons of the UAAP, Jerrick Ahanmisi is expecting Adamson to be at the top this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘I had to move on,' says Tyrus Hill on jump to La Salle from Adamson

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The San Jose, California recruit apologizes to Falcons coach Franz Pumaren 

CHANGE OF HEART. Tyrus Hill said he had plans of returning to the United States, but got persuaded to move to La Salle. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

AdU's Franz Pumaren slams 'worst' officiating in game vs DLSU

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:25 AM

“I pity my players. They worked so hard for this. Everybody saw the game. Everybody knows what happened.”

CHEATED. Adamson almost forces a game 2 in the semifinal round vs La Salle but 'bad' calls in the 4th quarter took the opportunity from them. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren on sweeping big bro Derrick in Season 80: 'Siya na magbo-blowout ngayon'

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Wednesday's game result decides who would be buying dinner in the Pumaren family

SWEEP. The Adamson Falcons sweep the UE Red Warriors in both rounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren on Adamson’s 73-71 thriller over UP: 'No easy games'

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi waxes hot to lead the Soaring Falcons to a come-from-behind win

NO EASY GAME. Adamson rallies back from a first half deficit to win the thriller versus UP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Soaring Falcons season 80 team preview – Reaching the stratosphere

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The core which led Adamson out of the cellar is back with years of eligibility to spare

FINALLY A CONTENDER. Pumaren led the Adamson Falcons to the final four after years of finishing at the bottom. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

GlobalPort coach Pumaren brushes off sideline scuffle with guard Pringle

Jul 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Pumaren is caught on camera having a verbal spat with Pringle during a huddle

PLAYER-COACH SPAT. Stanley Pringle (C) gets into a heated argument with his coach Franz Pumaren during GlobalPort's game against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Pumaren eyes deepening Globalport bench moving forward

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:00 PM

This game I think it s a strong validation that we have a very shallow bench Pumaren says of Globalport after their quarterfinals loss

MORE HELP. Coach Franz Pumaren recognizes Globalport needs more help from its bench if it wants to go deeper into the playoffs next time around. Photo from PBA Images

Terrence Romeo is in the debate for best PBA player today

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:19 PM

A conversation with Franz Pumaren before the season has elevated Romeo’s game putting him in the same conversation as June Mar Fajardo

COURT GENERAL. Terrence Romeo's assist numbers have increased this season, showing his evolution from a score-first guard. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The 2016 Rappler Sports Awards

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Through these awards the Rappler Sports team honors the achievements of Filipino athletes and remember the iconic – and even questionable – moments of the past year

Pumaren happy to see Romeo evolving into all-around player

Dec 13, 2016 - 11:13 PM

After a pep talk from coach Franz Pumaren Terrence Romeo is focused on stepping up as a vocal leader for Globalport

ALL-AROUND. Terrence Romeo is evolving into an all-around player with the help of coach Franz Pumaren. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Living a dream: Pumaren’s vision for Adamson accelerates

Nov 11, 2016 - 4:25 PM

There were doubts if Adamson could make the Final Four in the first year of the Pumaren Era But that s where they re headed

Stern Pumaren insists ‘no superstar syndrome’ in Adamson

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Under Pumaren s system in Adamson players have to earn their minutes

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pumaren admits game vs DLSU will be 'weird'

Sep 22, 2016 - 2:17 PM

After enjoying great success with La Salle from 1998 to 2009 Franz Pumaren now hopes to achieve similar feats with Adamson

Adamson was ‘too relaxed’ vs FEU, but Pumaren not that upset

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:24 PM

The Soaring Falcons lost their first game of the UAAP season to the Tamaraws

After stirring UAAP debut, Ahanmisi, Manalang now marked men – Pumaren

Sep 05, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi and Robbie Manalang combined for 44 points when the Adamson Soaring Falcons debuted with an impressive victory over the UP Fighting Maroons

FALCON DUO. Robbie Manalang (L) and Jerrick Ahanmisi star for Adamson in first win. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rookie Ahanmisi soars in record-setting debut as Adamson trips UP

Sep 04, 2016 - 4:13 PM

UPDATED The Adamson Soaring Falcons rout the UP Fighting Maroons for an emphatic first win in UAAP Season 79

ROOKIE TAKEOVER. Rookie Jerrick Ahanmisi catches fire to lead the Adamson Soaring Falcons past the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren is changing the culture at Adamson

Aug 27, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Franz Pumaren was enjoying a relaxing life away from the demands of coaching But when the offer to create a legacy in Adamson arrived he could not run from the challenge

Meet Franz Pumaren’s Adamson recruits from California

Aug 17, 2016 - 1:04 PM

The duo are expected to debut in the UAAP for the Soaring Falcons in 2017

Former Blue Eagle Jerie Pingoy transfers to Adamson

Jun 23, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Pingoy is excited to play in the system of Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren

Hubert Cani’s choice: Down to 3 schools

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Will the former NU Bullpup and now former Blue Eagle end up with FEU Adamson University or Letran?

9641 - ADMU (20) Hubert Cani. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Basketball coaches Pumaren, Ayo win city council seats

May 11, 2016 - 3:37 AM

Veteran basketball coaches Franz Pumaren and Aldin Ayo brought their success from the court to the poll booths

DOUBLE DRIBBLE. Franz Pumaren (L) and Aldin Ayo (R) were successful in their city council campaigns.

Sports personalities running in the 2016 elections

May 07, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao PBA great Vergel Meneses and Adamson Falcons coach Franz Pumaren are among the sports personalities running for office

Jerrick Ahanmisi commits to Franz Pumaren’s Adamson

Feb 20, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Adamson coach Pumaren says his new recruit brother of Rain or Shine Elasto Painters rookie guard Maverick has high basketball IQ and is very competitive

What will Franz Pumaren bring to Adamson?

Dec 05, 2015 - 2:00 PM

How can Franz Pumaren improve the Adamson Soaring Falcons and turn them into championship contenders in the UAAP?

NEW ERA. Franz Pumaren (middle) is looking to change the culture of the Soaring Falcons. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

La Salle legends Ritualo, Allado join Pumaren on Adamson bench

Dec 04, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Pumaren says the Soaring Falcons will look up to his assistant coaches

Franz Pumaren: Adamson's mission is to win a championship

Dec 04, 2015 - 6:02 PM

Pumaren brings championship experience to the struggling program

Sources: Juno Sauler resigns as DLSU Green Archers head coach

Nov 23, 2015 - 12:10 PM

Sauler spent 3 years coaching La Salle

Air21 defeats Meralco despite lackluster game

Jun 04, 2014 - 9:46 PM

Asi Taulava had 22 points and 16 rebounds as the Air21 Express overcame a poor shooting start to hand the Meralco Bolts their fifth loss in 6 games

Air21 import Dominique Sutton throws down a dunk. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Air21's Anthony unfazed heading into San Miguel knockout game

Apr 24, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Sean Anthony has filled in well for Air21 since being acquired in the KG Canaleta trade Now the Fil Canadian is looking to make an impact and eliminate San Miguel Beer

EXPRESS DELIVERY. Sean Anthony of Air21 has made an impact since being dealt for KG Canaleta. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA All Star 2014 Greats vs Stalwarts

Apr 04, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Active and retired PBA stars team up and face off in the PBA Greats vs Stalwarts

Barangay Ginebra continues tailspin with Air21 loss

Mar 26, 2014 - 10:56 PM

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel sustained their fourth loss in six games as the Air21 Express pulled out a close victory

EXPRESS DELIVERY. Joseph Yeo of Air21 Express has a clear lane to the basket for a layup en route to a victory of Ginebra. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Air21 releases Herve Lamizana, to replace with Witherspoon

Mar 19, 2014 - 1:20 PM

Import Herve Lamizana has been released by the Air21 Express on Wednesday March 19

Air21's Herve Lamizana (L) has been released by the Express. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Air21, Talk N Text open Comms Cup with wins

Mar 06, 2014 - 11:45 AM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo breaks down day one of PBA Commissioner s Cup action

Talk N Text's Jayson Castro puts a shot up over import Robert Dozier. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images