1988 Purefoods Hotdogs season

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1988 Purefoods Hotdogs season
Head coach Ramon Fernandez
Cris Calilan
Owner(s) Ayala Corporation
Open Conference results
Record 15–10
(.600)
Place 2nd
Playoff finish 2
All-Filipino Conference results
Record 14–10
(.583)
Place 2nd
Playoff finish 2
Reinforced Conference results
Record 1–9
(.100)
Place 6th
Playoff finish N/A

Stats @ PBA-Online.net
Purefoods Hotdogs seasons
1989

The 1988 Purefoods Hotdogs season was the 1st season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Off-season transactions[edit]

TRANSACTIONS
Glenn Capacio Rookie; direct-hire
Jerry Codiñera Rookie; direct-hire
Jojo Lastimosa Rookie; direct-hire
Manuel Marquez Acquired from Shell
Alfonso Solis Acquired from Shell
Edgar Tanuan Drafted Rookie, Number 1 overall pick

Newest member[edit]

The Purefoods Corporation burst into the basketball scene when they joined the Philippine Amateur Basketball League (PABL) two years ago in 1986, when the Tanduay ballclub announces its gonna take a leave of absence beginning the 1988 PBA season, Purefoods acquired its rights and the contracts of six of the Tanduay players namely; Ramon Fernandez, Freddie Hubalde, Padim Israel, Willie Generalao, Jose Yango and Onchie Dela Cruz, and were able to lure the best amateur standouts for its maiden appearance in the PBA, an added bonus was the offer to Ramon Fernandez for his dual role as playing-coach of the team, as for their import in the Open Conference, company officials Rene Montemayor and Chot Reyes beat other teams in hiring the services of David Thirdkill, last year's best import who led Tanduay Rhum to the championship, one player Purefoods wanted to signed up was Alvin Patrimonio, and a tug-of-war between his amateur team RFM-Swifts and Purefoods has drawn reactions from both PBA officials and amateur cage officials, led by BAP president Lito Puyat, Patrimonio's projected stint in the pro league was finalized when the PBA and the BAP adopted a compromise apprenticeship program that would enable the likes of Patrimonio, Jerry Codinera, Jojo Lastimosa and Glenn Capacio to play in the pro league and at the same time still be available for international tournaments, the BAP ordered RFM-Swift's, Patrimonio's PABL team, to release him to the PBA without any conditions, as he's set to don Purefoods' jersey come June 30.

Finals stint[edit]

Purefoods Hotdogs placed runner-up in the first two conferences of the season, came so close of winning their first championship in a cinderalla fashion against San Miguel Beer, the Hotdogs went up, 3-2 in the series but lost the final two games.

As the odds-on favorite to win the All-Filipino title, the Hotdogs lost to crowd-favorite and arch-rival Añejo Rum 65 in the finals where the center of controversy was the management's decision to bench their former playing-coach Ramon Fernandez starting Game 2 of the championship series.

Notable dates[edit]

March 22: The Purefoods Hotdogs registered the franchise' first official win, a 119-107 victory over Shell Helix, after an opening day blowout loss to San Miguel Beer. [1]

April 5: In the much-awaited first meeting between Purefoods and Ginebra San Miguel, the Hotdogs prevailed, 116-110, for their third straight win after losing their opening game of the season. [2]

May 8: David Thirdkill hit a buzzer-beating jumper as Purefoods nip Alaska, 120-119, for their third straight win in the semifinals of the Open Conference, the Hotdogs retain solo leadership at 9-win, 4-loss.

May 22: Purefoods advances in the Open Conference finals with a 111-109 overtime win over arch rival Ginebra San Miguel.

July 3: In his second game as a pro, prize rookie Alvin Patrimonio scored 22 points as Purefoods beat Shell, 110-106. [3]

July 12: Purefoods rallies from 19 points down to pull off a 114-110 win over Añejo Rum 65 (formerly Ginebra San Miguel) in their first meeting in the All-Filipino Conference. [4]

August 11: Ramon Fernandez scored a conference-high 47 points in leading the Hotdogs to a 132-125 win over San Miguel Beer at the start of the All-Filipino Conference semifinals. [5]

August 18: Purefoods turn back Añejo Rum, 109-106, for their 11th victory in 16 games and two wins away from a first finals berth, the Hotdogs trailed, 102-106 with a minute left, Al Solis buried a triple to cut the deficit to a point with 50 seconds remaining which started Purefoods' final 7-0 windup. [6]

October 23: Purefoods snapped out of their eight-game losing streak since the All-Filipino playoffs with their first win in the Third Conference after six losses, overcame Alaska import Willie Bland's 70 points in scoring a pulsating 148-147 overtime win over the Airmen, new hotdogs' import Kenny Travis played the hero's role and finished with 35 points while Perry Young topscored for Purefoods with 50 points. [7]

Occurrences[edit]

Amateur standout Alvin Patrimonio finally debuted in the PBA on June 30.

After six games in the All-Filipino Conference, Playing coach Ramon Fernandez gave up his coaching chores to assistant Cris Calilan, Fernandez led the Hotdogs to a 3-3 card after the first round of eliminations.

Veteran Freddie Hubalde was traded to Shell for rookie Joshua Villapando in late July and with few weeks left before the end of the elimination round in the All-Filipino Conference.

Purefoods management bench Ramon Fernandez starting Game 2 of the All-Filipino finals series against Añejo Rum, El Presidente watch his team lose the finals series in Game 4 sitting at courtside. [8]

Barely a week after Purefoods lost to Añejo Rum in the All-Filipino finals series, Ramon Fernandez was traded to San Miguel Beer in exchange for Abet Guidaben, in a repeat of a similar trade that took place three years ago. [9]

Open Conference roster[edit]

ROSTER # POS HT WT COLLEGE
Glenn Capacio 3/12 Guard-Forward 6"1' 185 Far Eastern University
Jerry Codiñera 44 Center 6"5' 245 University of the East
Ramon Dela Cruz 9 Guard 5"11' 170 Philippine Christian University
Ramon Fernandez 19 Center-Forward 6"4' 175 University of San Carlos
Wilfredo Generalao 42 Guard 5"8' 150 University of the Visayas
Freddie Hubalde 10 Forward 6"1' 175 Mapua Institute of Technology
Padim Israel 17 Guard-Forward 6"3' 160 Ateneo de Manila University
Jojo Lastimosa 6 Guard-Forward 6"0' 180 University of San Jose Recoletos
Manuel Marquez 71 Forward 6"2' 175 San Beda College
Alfonso Solis 8 Guard 5"11' 180 University of the Visayas
Edgar Tanuan 14 Center 6"5' 215 Far Eastern University
David Thirdkill Import 22 Center 6"6' 195 Bradley University
Jose Yango 24 Center-Forward 6"3' 165 San Beda College

All-Filipino Conference roster[edit]

ROSTER # POS HT WT COLLEGE
Glenn Capacio 12 Guard-Forward 6"1' 185 Far Eastern University
Jerry Codiñera 44 Center 6"5' 245 University of the East
Ramon Dela Cruz Moved to Shell Oilers 9 Guard 5"11' 170 Philippine Christian University
Ramon Fernandez 19 Center-Forward 6"4' 175 University of San Carlos
Wilfredo Generalao 42 Guard 5"8' 150 University of the Visayas
Freddie Hubalde Traded to Shell Oilers 10 Forward 6"1' 175 Mapua Institute of Technology
Padim Israel 17 Guard-Forward 6"3' 160 Ateneo de Manila University
Jojo Lastimosa 6 Guard-Forward 6"0' 180 University of San Jose Recoletos
Manuel Marquez 71 Forward 6"2' 175 San Beda College
Alvin Patrimonio 16 Forward 6"3' 215 Mapua Institute of Technology
Alfonso Solis 8 Guard 5"11' 180 University of the Visayas
Edgar Tanuan 14 Center 6"5' 215 Far Eastern University
Joshua Villapando Acquired from Shell Oilers 9 Forward 6"1' 167 PSBA
Jose Yango 24 Center-Forward 6"3' 165 San Beda College

Reinforced Conference roster[edit]

ROSTER # POS HT WT COLLEGE
Glenn Capacio 12 Guard-Forward 6"1' 185 Far Eastern University
Jerry Codiñera 44 Center 6"5' 245 University of the East
Wilfredo Generalao 24 Guard 5"8' 150 University of the Visayas
Abet Guidaben 32 Center-Forward 6"5' 192 University of San Jose-Recoletos
Ray Hall Import, played 6 games 21 Forward 6"3' 190 Canisius College
Padim Israel 17 Guard-Forward 6"3' 160 Ateneo de Manila University
Jojo Lastimosa 6 Guard-Forward 6"0' 180 University of San Jose Recoletos
Manuel Marquez 71 Forward 6"2' 175 San Beda College
Tim McCalister Import, played 3 games 13 Forward 6'3" 205 University of Oklahoma
Alvin Patrimonio 16 Forward 6"3' 215 Mapua Institute of Technology
Alfonso Solis 8 Guard 5"11' 180 University of the Visayas
Edgar Tanuan 14 Center 6"5' 215 Far Eastern University
Kenny Travis Import, replaces Ray Hall 10 Forward 6"1' 190 New Mexico State University
Joshua Villapando 9 Forward 6"1' 167 PSBA
Jose Yango 24 Center-Forward 6"3' 165 San Beda College
Perry Young Import, replaces Tim McCalister 23 Forward-Center 6"5' 210 Virginia State University

Win-Loss record[edit]

Season Rank GP Win Lost Pct.
3rd Overall 59 30 29 0.508

External links[edit]

References[edit]


Preceded by
Joined the League in 1988
Purefoods 1988
1988
Succeeded by
Purefoods 1989