MANILA, Philippines — Amid the studies of his impending exit from La Salle, Inexperienced Archers coach Derick Pumaren mentioned he has not been notified by the varsity concerning his future with the group.
Tiebreakertimes reported on Tuesday night that Pumaren’s contract gained’t get an extension as the lads’s basketball coach as soon as it expires on December 31.
Nevertheless, Pumaren bared to Inquirer Sports activities that the group officers haven’t formally approached him about his contract.
“They haven’t formally notified me,” mentioned the Inexperienced Archers coach, who returned to the varsity in 2020—30 years after successful back-to-back titles in Seasons 52 and 53—in a textual content message.
“And whether it is true, they lacked the decency to tell me earlier than disclosing the data to the media. I imagine that this DOES NOT exemplify a real La Sallian gentleman, in my view,” Pumaren added.
La Salle has but to launch an official assertion concerning Pumaren as of posting.
Pumaren ended La Salle’s five-year Remaining 4 drought throughout his first season final summer season the place the group completed with a 9-5 file and compelled a deciding semifinal recreation towards eventual champion College of the Philippines solely to accept a bronze medal after dropping the rubber match, 78-74.
The La Salle coach led the Inexperienced Archers to fruitful preseason the place they dominated the PBA D-League, gained bronze within the Filoil Ecooil Preseason Cup, and held a coaching camp in Japan.
Nevertheless, the Inexperienced Archers didn’t reside as much as the excessive expectations in Season 85 as they completed with a 7-7 file and lost the playoff for No.4 to Adamson, 80-76.
In a season the place he missed gamers one recreation after one other, Pumaren handled a depleted roster within the remaining stretch of the season lacking Schonny Winston in the entire second spherical on account of hamstring harm, whereas Kevin Quiambao entered the well being and security protocols and Michael Phillips had a concussion.
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