Former Philippine Basketball Association head coach Derrick Pumaren will mentor the University of the East men’s basketball team in the UAAP.
Pumaren, who replaced Boycie Zamar, will be one of the three new coaches debuting in UAAP’s 77th season this July. The others are Kenneth Duremdes for Adamson and Bong Dela Cruz for University of Santo Tomas.
Pumaren officially reported for work Thursday morning. Details of his contract with UE have not been made public.
Pumaren, a former member of the UE Pages and Red Warriors, was picked from a short list.
JOSEF T. RAMOS