2010–11 PBA season

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2010–11 PBA season
2010–11 PBA season
Duration October 3, 2010 - August 21, 2011
Number of teams 10
TV partner/s Solar Sports (Studio 23)
Basketball TV
DZRJ 810 (Local)
TFC (International)
Annual Draft
Top draft pick Nonoy Baclao
Picked by Air21 Express
Conferences
Philippine Cup champions Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
  runners-up San Miguel Beermen
Commissioner's Cup champions Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
  runners-up Barangay Ginebra Kings
Governors Cup champions Petron Blaze Boosters
  runners-up Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Awards
Season MVP Jimmy Alapag (Talk 'N Text)
Top Scorer Gary David (Powerade)
Seasons
← 2009–10

2011–12 →

The 2010–11 PBA Season is the 36th season of the Philippine Basketball Association. It started on October 3, 2010[1] and ended on August 21, 2011. The season marked the return of the original three-conference format, starting with the Philippine Cup, or the traditional All-Filipino Conference. The import-laden Commissioner's Cup returned as the second tournament, while the Governors Cup also returned, serving as the third conference which also served as an import-laden tournament.[2][3]

The first activity of the season is the 2010 PBA Draft held on August 29 at the Market! Market! in Taguig City.[4][5]

Pre-season events[edit]

For trades done on draft day, see 2010 PBA Draft.

Player movement[edit]

Key transactions:
Trades:

Signing:

Rule changes[edit]

The PBA board approved the rule changes for implementation starting this season:[15]

Notable occurrences[edit]

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The season began on October 3 with the Meralco Bolts defeating the Barangay Ginebra Kings, 73-72.

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Air21 Express Daiana Menezes
Alaska Aces Nancy Castiglione
B-Meg Llamados Carla Abellana
Barako Bull Energy Boosters Bianca Bauer
Barangay Ginebra Kings Anne Curtis
Meralco Bolts 14 Meralco employees
Powerade Tigers Vice Ganda
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Coleen Garcia
San Miguel Beermen Georgina Wilson, Isabelle Daza and Sam Pinto
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters Jennylyn Mercado

2010-11 Philippine Cup[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Player movement[edit]

Key transactions:
Trades:

  • Barako Bull Energy Boosters trades Hans Thiele to the Meralco Bolts in exchange for Dennis Daa.
  • San Miguel Beermen trades Lordy Tugade and Chris Canta to the Barako Bull Energy Boosters in exchange for Sunday Salvacion.
  • Meralco Bolts trades Marlou Aquino, Khasim Mirza, Pong Escobal and a future draft pick to the Barako Bull Energy Boosters in exchange for Reed Juntilla and Mark Isip.

Notable events[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

  y  – clinched quarterfinals with twice-to-beat advantage,   x  – clinched outright quarterfinals,   w  – clinched quarterfinals with twice-to-win disadvantage,   e  – eliminated

2010–11 PBA Philippine Cup
# Team W L PCT GB Tie
1 y-Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 11 3 .786 -- +9
2 y-San Miguel Beermen 11 3 .786 -- −9
3 x-Barangay Ginebra Kings 10 4 .714 1
4 x-B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados 7 7 .500 4 +23
5 x-Meralco Bolts 7 7 .500 4 −11
6 x-Alaska Aces 7 7 .500 4 −12
7 w-Air21 Express 6 8 .428 5
8 w-Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 5 9 .357 6
9 e-Powerade Tigers 3 11 .214 8 +10
10 e-Barako Bull Energy Boosters 3 11 .214 8 −10


Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-7)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1  Talk 'N Text 107    
  8  Rain or Shine 92    
            1  Talk 'N Text 4    
    (Best-of-3)       4  B-Meg Derby Ace 2  
  4  B-Meg Derby Ace 2  
  5  Meralco 0    
    1  Talk 'N Text 4
    (#2 twice-to-beat)     2  San Miguel 2
  2  San Miguel 95    
  7  Air21 75    
            2  San Miguel 4
    (Best-of-3)     3  Barangay Ginebra 2    
  3  Barangay Ginebra 2  
  6  Alaska 1    


Finals results[edit]

2011 Commissioner's Cup[edit]

Notable events[edit]

  • The conditional dispersal draft of the Barako Bull players was held in the PBA office in Libis, Quezon City on February 7. Out of the 14 players, only Lordy Tugade and Pong Escobal were drafted by San Miguel and B-Meg Derby Ace respectively.[25][26]
  • The Board of Governors approved Solar Entertainment's proposal to change its broadcast television partner from RPN to ABS-CBN's Studio 23 for the remainder of its contract with the league, beginning with the 2011 Commissioner's Cup.[27][28][29]
  • The PBA D-League will start on March 12 at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan. The league will be composed of 14 teams, with three teams (Powerade-UP, Metro Pacific, Maynilad) having affiliation with existing PBA teams.[30] Four teams (Cobra Energy Drink, Agri-Nature Inc./FCA, Pharex, and Cafe France) that supposed to be part of the revival of the dormant Philippine Basketball League filed for application in the PBA D-League, hours after the PBL held its press conference regarding its revival.[31]
  • The sale of the Barako Bull Energy Boosters' franchise to Phoenix Petroleum did not push through after they failed to get the required number of votes (seven out of ten) from the PBA Board of Governors. Due to this development, Barako Bull's leave of absence was extended up to the end of the Governors' Cup.[32]

Player movement[edit]

Key transactions:
Trades:

Signing:

  • Smart Gilas has listed Borgie Hermida in their line-up for the Commissioner's Cup and will return to Barako Bull after the tournament. However,Barako Bull announced that they will not play for the remainder of the season. Eventually,Hermida was released from Gilas.
  • San Miguel Beermen has added Paolo Hubalde to their roster for the Commissioner's Cup and will return to Barako Bull after the tournament.However,Barako Bull announced that they will not play for the remainder of the season.

Coaching changes[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

  y  – clinched outright semifinals,   x  – clinched quarterfinals,   e  – eliminated

2011 PBA Commissioner's Cup
# Team W L PCT GB Tie
1 y-Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 8 1 .889
2 y-Smart Gilas 7 2 .777 1
3 x-Barangay Ginebra Kings 5 4 .556 3 +12
4 x-Air21 Express 5 4 .556 3 −4
5 x-Alaska Aces 5 4 .556 3 −8
6 x-Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 4 5 .444 4 +1
7 e-B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados 4 5 .444 4 −1
8 e-Meralco Bolts 3 6 .333 5
9 e-Powerade Tigers 2 7 .222 6 +8
10 e-San Miguel Beermen 2 7 .222 6 −8


Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                           
        1  Talk 'N Text 3  
  4  Air21 2     4  Air21 0    
  5  Alaska 1         1  Talk 'N Text 4
      3  Barangay Ginebra 2
        2  Smart Gilas 1    
  3  Barangay Ginebra 2     3  Barangay Ginebra 3  
  6  Rain or Shine 1  


Finals results[edit]

2011 PBA All-Star Weekend[edit]

The 2011 PBA All-Star Weekend were held from May 20 to 22 at the Boracay Convention Center, Boracay, Aklan, Palawan.[43] The winners were:

Rookie-Sophomore Blitz Game[edit]

May 20
Rookies 114, Sophomores 106
Scoring by quarter: 27-23, 57-50, 82-84, 114-109
Pts: Labagala 25, Vanlandingham 17, Espiritu 16, Thiele 15, Wilson 14, Anthony 12, Guevarra 9, Weinstein 6 Pts: Rodriguez 27, Cruz 21, Gaco 19, Urbiztondo 15, Ross 14, Oreta 13
Robert Labagala and Sean Anthony were named the game's co-most valuable players.

All-Star Game[edit]

May 22
6:30 p.m.
North All-Stars 133, South All-Stars 129
Marc Pingris was named the game's most valuable players.

2011 Governors Cup[edit]

Player movement[edit]

Key transactions:
Trades:

Notable occurrences[edit]

  • San Miguel Corporation announced that they will rename the San Miguel Beermen as the Petron Blaze Boosters.[48]
  • B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados shorten their name into B-Meg Llamados.
  • Two elimination round games were held at the Al Shabab Al Arabi Sports Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from June 30 to July 1 featuring B-Meg, Talk 'N Text and Barangay Ginebra. B-Meg won against Talk 'N Text, 111-105,[49] then Talk 'N Text beat Barangay Ginebra the next day, 123-113.[50]
  • Players of the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters got stranded in Dubai after their two game stint. The travel agency in charge reportedly cancelled their plane tickets to Manila after the non-payment of the organizers.[51][52]
  • PBA announced that TV5 will become the new TV coveror of the PBA for the next five years.This was made by Commissioner Chito Salud on July 8, 2011 during the PBA Board of Governors meeting. TV5 will guaranteed the league P700 million in cash,P150 million for marketing and promotions, and P115 million worth of ad spots up to 2016. TV5 will also be handling the radio coverage of the PBA as well.[53]
  • Barako Bull has sold their franchise to Linaheim Corp. following approval of the sale by the PBA Board of Governors on July 8, 2011, thus making the PBA to have 10 teams next season.[53]

Elimination round[edit]

  y  – clinched semifinals,   e  – eliminated

2011 PBA Governors Cup
# Team W L PCT GB Tie
1 y-Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 6 2 .750
2 y-Petron Blaze Boosters 5 3 .625 1 +10
3 y-Alaska Aces 5 3 .625 1 +5
4 y-Barangay Ginebra Kings 5 3 .625 1 −15
5 y-Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 4 4 .500 2 +11
6 y-B-Meg Llamados 4 4 .500 2 0
7 e-Powerade Tigers 4 4 .500 2 −11
8 e-Meralco Bolts 3 5 .375 3
9 e-Air21 Express 0 8 .000 6


Semifinals[edit]

  z  – clinched outright finals,   e  – eliminated

2011 PBA Governors Cup semifinals
# Team Cumulative SF Tie*
W L PCT GB W L
1 z-Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 9 4 .692 - 3 2
2 z-Petron Blaze Boosters 8 5 .615 1 3 2 +13
3 e-Alaska Aces 8 5 .615 1 3 2 +6
4 e-Barangay Ginebra Kings 8 5 .615 1 3 2 −19
5 e-Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 6 7 .462 3 2 3
6 e-B-Meg Llamados 5 8 .385 4 1 4

*Point differential on games among tied teams, and if still tied, overall point differential.


Finals results[edit]

Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend[edit]

Marcio Lassiter guarding Kobe Bryant during the Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend

The Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend was held from July 23–24 at the newly renamed Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The all star weekend featured the Smart All-Stars, with Kobe Bryant as its playing coach challenging the PBA All-Stars, with Chot Reyes as the head coach and the Smart Gilas Philippine national basketball team.[54][55] The event was organized by Smart Communications and the MVP Sports Foundation, headed by Manuel V. Pangilinan, team owner of the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters and the Meralco Bolts in the PBA.

Rosters[edit]

Note: Due to the ongoing NBA lockout, the Smart All-Stars cannot affiliate themselves with the NBA or their teams. The list below indicates the NBA teams where the player is associated before the lockout began.

Results[edit]

July 24
Smart All-Stars 131, PBA All-Stars 105
Scoring by quarter: 30-26, 36-24, 41-28, 24-27
Pts: McGee 25, Durant 22, Williams 19 Pts: Santos 25, Cabagnot 9, Pingris 9
July 25
Smart All-Stars 98, Smart Gilas 89
Scoring by quarter: 28-16, 27-21, 24-23, 19-29
Pts: Bryant 17, McGee 16, Durant 16 Pts: Casio 16, Douthit 14, Lutz 12

Individual awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player race[edit]

This how the MVP award was determined:[56]

Player Statistics Media Players TV coveror Commissioner's
Office
Total
Jimmy Alapag 335 1,030 173 300 50 1,888
Arwind Santos 408 646 233 100 300 1,687
Mark Caguioa 364 162 41 600 150 1,317

List[edit]

Awards given by the PBA Press Corps[edit]

Cumulative standings[edit]

Champion
Second place
Semifinalist
Quarterfinalist
Elimination round
Team GP W L PCT Best finish
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 64 47 17 .734 Champions
Smart Gilas 13 8 5 .615 Semifinalist
Barangay Ginebra Kings 58 34 24 .586 Finalist
Petron Blaze Boosters/San Miguel Beermen 56 32 24 .571 Champions
Alaska Aces 44 22 20 .524 Semifinalist
B-Meg Llamados/B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados 44 20 24 .455 Semifinalist
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 40 16 24 .400 Semifinalist
Meralco Bolts 33 13 20 .394 Quarterfinalist
Air21 Express 38 13 25 .342 Semifinalist
Coca-Cola Tigers 31 9 22 .290 Elimination round
Barako Bull Energy Boosters 14 3 11 .214 Elimination round

Elimination rounds[edit]

Team GP W L PCT
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 31 25 6 .806
Smart Gilas 9 7 2 .778
Barangay Ginebra Kings 31 20 11 .645
Petron Blaze Boosters/San Miguel Beermen 31 18 13 .581
Alaska Aces 31 17 14 .548
B-Meg Llamados/B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados 31 15 16 .484
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 31 13 18 .419
Meralco Bolts 31 13 18 .419
Air21 Express 31 11 20 .355
Powerade Tigers 31 9 22 .290
Barako Bull Energy Boosters 14 3 11 .214

Playoffs[edit]

Team GP W L PCT
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 33 22 11 .667
Petron Blaze Boosters/San Miguel Beermen 25 14 11 .560
Barangay Ginebra Kings 27 14 13 .519
Alaska Aces 11 5 6 .455
B-Meg Llamados/B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados 13 5 8 .385
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 9 3 6 .333
Air21 Express 7 2 5 .286
Smart Gilas 4 1 3 .250
Meralco Bolts 2 0 2 .000
Powerade Tigers/Coca-Cola Tigers 0 0 0 NA
Barako Bull Energy Boosters 0 0 0 NA

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