The PBA Rookie draft was aired on TV lived for the first time in league history. 
Vintage sports commentator Joe Cantada covered his final game on TV during the April 9 replay of the controversial Shell-Purefoods game that took place on March 17.
An era in Philippine Basketball ended on April 21 when Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan resigned as head coach of Purefoods Hotdogs. Dalupan cited his difference with management as the reason for his resignation.
On May 19, Ginebra San Miguel made history in the PBA record books as the first team to come back from a 1-3 series deficit and beat Shell Rimula-X in game 7 of the best-of-seven 1st conference championship showdown. Rudy Distrito made a difficult baseline fadeaway shot against two Shell defenders with one second remaining to give Ginebra their third PBA title.
After the contract of Alvin Patrimonio with Purefoods expired in June, Pepsi Hotshots offered Patrimonio a P 25.3 million salary and a benefits package for 5 1/2 years, Purefoods matched Pepsi's multi-million peso contract to retain Patrimonio's services.
Alvin Patrimonio won his first of his four MVP awards.
Before the third conference finals, the PBA took a break on November 24-December 5, with the staging of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila.
By the end of the season, Rudy Salud resigned as the commissioner of the league.