Franz Pumaren says GlobalPort’s ‘very shallow bench’ reason for team’s failure to advance

PBA Media Bureau

Though coach Franz Pumaren is happy with how GlobalPort fared in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup, he acknowledged that the team’s biggest weakness is definitely depth.

Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle anchored the team for this conference and had respectable help coming from guys like JR Quinahan, Nino Canaleta, Mike Cortez, and Billy Mamaril, but Pumaren thinks that GlobalPort needs a little more boost coming from its reserves.

“Even before the start of the season, I’ve been telling management that this team, we’re a playoff contender. But for us to move forward, we need at least two to three more players to fill in those gaps. The series against TNT, I think, is a strong validation that we have a very shallow bench,” he said.

Pumaren said he won’t have second thoughts in making moves during the conference break as he seeks to find the right mix of locals for the Batang Pier. –