2011–12 PBA season

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2011–12 PBA season
2011–12 PBA season
Duration October 2, 2011 - August 5, 2012
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) Sports5 (AKTV on IBC)
AksyonTV International (International)
Draft
Top draft pick JV Casio
Picked by Powerade Tigers
Conferences
Philippine Cup champions Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
  Runners-up Powerade Tigers
Commissioner's Cup champions B-Meg Llamados
  Runners-up Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Governors Cup champions Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
  Runners-up B-Meg Llamados
Awards
Season MVP Mark Caguioa (Barangay Ginebra Kings)
Top scorer Gary David (Powerade Tigers)
Seasons

The 2011–12 PBA season is the 37th season of the Philippine Basketball Association. The season was formally opened on October 2, 2011[1] at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, and finished on August 5, 2012. The season used three-conference format, starting with the Philippine Cup, or the traditional All-Filipino Conference. The mid season Commissioner's Cup featured unlimited height limit for imports. The Governors Cup became the third and final conference for this season.

The first activity of the season is the 2011 PBA Draft held on August 28, 2011 at the Robinsons Place Manila in Ermita, Manila.[2]

Pre-season events[edit]

For trades done on draft day, see 2011 PBA Draft.

Player movement[edit]

Key transactions:
Trades:

Notable occurrences[edit]

  • The PBA board approved the sale of the Barako Bull Energy Boosters team franchise from Photokina Marketing to the Linaheim Corporate Services, owners of the Air21 Express. The team will now be known as the Shopinas.com Clickers.[5]
  • The Air21 Express will be renamed as Barako Bull Energy starting this season. The name change occurred after the Lina Group bought 49 percent stake of Energy Food and Drinks Inc., a subsidiary of Photokina Marketing and the exclusive distributor of Red Bull Energy Drink products in the Philippines. The "Energy Boosters" moniker will be dropped and instead the team will be known as "Energy", since there will be a conflict in using the "Boosters" moniker with the Petron Blaze Boosters.[6]
  • The PBA board approved the 20% salary cap increase and the standardization of game bonuses on September 8. The player salary cap was increased from P350,000 to P420,000.[7] The proposals were approved at the heels of an outburst by Alaska Aces owner Fred Uytengsu during the press conference announcing Tim Cone's resignation as head coach of Alaska. Uytengsu commented that the league is not a level playing field, with some teams paying their players more than the monthly amount set by the PBA.[8]

Coaching changes[edit]

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The season began on October 2 with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters defeating the Barangay Ginebra Kings, 94-93.

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:[14]

Team Muse
Alaska Aces Bubbles Paraiso
B-Meg Llamados Rhian Ramos
Barako Bull Energy Helga Krapf
Barangay Ginebra Kings Solenn Heussaff
Meralco Bolts Diane Necio and Isabella Manjon
Petron Blaze Boosters Helen Nicolette Henson, Martha Chloe McCully and Samantha Neville
Powerade Tigers Maricar Reyes
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Michelle Gavagan
Shopinas.com Clickers Iya Villania
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters Venus Raj and Nora Aunor

2011-12 Philippine Cup[edit]

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

2011–12 PBA Philippine Cup
# Team W L PCT GB Tie
1 y – B-Meg Llamados 10 4 .714 +8
2 y – Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 10 4 .714 −8
3 x – Petron Blaze Boosters 9 5 .643 1 +8
4 x – Barangay Ginebra Kings 9 5 .643 1 +1
5 x – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 9 5 .643 1 −9
6 x – Meralco Bolts 8 6 .571 2
7 w – Barako Bull Energy 6 8 .429 4 +35
8 w – Powerade Tigers 6 8 .429 4 −35
9 e – Alaska Aces 3 11 .214 7
10 e – Shopinas.com Clickers 0 14 .000 10


Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-7)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1  B-Meg 88 123  
  8  Powerade 97 131*  
            8  Powerade 4    
    (Best-of-3)       5  Rain or Shine 3  
  4  Barangay Ginebra 0  
  5  Rain or Shine 2    
    8  Powerade 1
    (#2 twice-to-beat)     2  Talk 'N Text 4
  2  Talk 'N Text 81    
  7  Barako Bull 79    
            2  Talk 'N Text 4
    (Best-of-3)     3  Petron Blaze 3    
  3  Petron Blaze 2  
  6  Meralco 0    

*Game went into overtime

Finals results[edit]

2012 Blue vs. Green Dream Game[edit]

February 5, 2012
Blue Eagles Ateneo's school colors 104–117 La Salle's school colors Green Archers

Rosters[edit]

2012 Commissioner's Cup[edit]

After the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, the PBA is slated to return in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. This conference features imports for each team, with an unlimited height ceiling.

Notable events[edit]

  • After a dismal finish in the Philippine Cup, the Lina Group of Companies announced that the Shopinas.com Clickers will be renamed as the Air21 Express starting in the Commissioner's Cup.
  • On February 2, Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines was rumored to sell its PBA team, the Powerade Tigers, to San Miguel Corporation, therefore allowing SMC to own and unprecedented 4 teams in the league. The rumors arose when it was revealed that certain factions in the Coca-Cola management have decided to sell the team. The next day, however, the trade rumors were debunked by Powerade manager JB Baylon.
  • Due to being the Philippine national basketball team's naturalized player, Marcus Douthit's rights to be signed as an import (despite having naturalized Filipino status) were bidded on by the different PBA teams. The Air21 Express won the rights to sign Douthit after all the other teams passed. Douthit then agreed to play for Air21, with the rule that if he leaves Air21, he cannot play for any other team.

Player movement[edit]

Key transactions:
Trades:

Coaching changes[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

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

2012 PBA Commissioner's Cup
# Team W L PCT GB GAvg PO
1 y – Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 7 2 .778
2 y – Barangay Ginebra Kings 6 3 .667 1 0.85 Symbol confirmed.svg
3 x – B-Meg Llamados 6 3 .667 1 1.17 Symbol unrelated.svg
4 x – Alaska Aces 5 4 .556 2
5 x – Barako Bull Energy 4 5 .444 3 1.04
6 x – Meralco Bolts 4 5 .444 3 1.01 Symbol confirmed.svg
7 e – Powerade Tigers 4 5 .444 3 0.95 Symbol unrelated.svg
8 e – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 3 6 .333 4 1.12
9 e – Petron Blaze Boosters 3 6 .333 4 1.11
10 e – Air21 Express 3 6 .333 4 0.80


Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals
(Best-of-3)
    Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
                           
        1  Talk 'N Text 3  
  4  Alaska 1     5  Barako Bull 2    
  5  Barako Bull 2         1  Talk 'N Text 3
      3  B-Meg 4
        2  Barangay Ginebra 1    
  3  B-Meg 2     3  B-Meg 3  
  6  Meralco 1  

Finals results[edit]

2012 Governors Cup[edit]

After the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals, the PBA is slated to return in the PBA Governors Cup. This conference features imports for each team with a height limit of 6 foot 5.

Notable events[edit]

Robert Jaworski's retired jersey banner at the rafters of the Smart Araneta Coliseum during the retirement ceremonies.
  • The Barangay Ginebra Kings announced the retirement of Robert Jaworski's #7 jersey. The ceremony was held on July 8 before the start of the semifinals game between Barangay Ginebra and Petron Blaze.[15]
  • In commemoration of the jersey retirement of Robert Jaworski, the Barangay Ginebra Kings wore their throwback 1985 Ginebra San Miguel white jerseys (with slight modifications, specifically the replacement of the La Tondeña "G" logo with the current GSM yellow logo), on their semifinal game against Petron Blaze.
  • PBA referee Peter Balao was suspended until the end of the season after a miss call of a three-second violation during the knockout game between the Barako Bull Energy and the Powerade Tigers.[16]
  • Following the loss of Barako Bull Energy against the Powerade Tigers in their knockout game, Don Allado of Barako Bull posted on his Twitter account his frustrations and mentioned that the PBA games are fixed.[16] The Twitter posts were later deleted by Allado within a day and issued an apology to the league and the PBA officials.[17] PBA Commissioner Chito Salud called Allado to his office to explain his accusations. Allado was later fined Php 500,000; Php 300,000 will go the PBA players educational trust fund and Php 200,000 to a charitable institution of his choice. Allado is also banned for one conference from all PBA related activities.[18][19] The fine became the largest penalty for a player since Wynne Arboleda's fine after a violent altercation with a fan during their game against Smart Gilas in 2009.[20]

Player movement[edit]

Key transactions:
Trades:

Coaching changes[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

  y  – clinched semifinals,   e  – eliminated

2012 PBA Governors Cup
# Team W L PCT GB Tie PO
1 yRain or Shine Elasto Painters 8 1 .889
2 yB-Meg Llamados 6 3 .667 2
3 yTalk 'N Text Tropang Texters 5 4 .555 3 +18
4 yBarangay Ginebra Kings 5 4 .555 3 0
5 yPetron Blaze Boosters 5 4 .555 3 −18
6 yMeralco Bolts 4 5 .444 4 +11 Bye Symbol confirmed.svg
7 ePowerade Tigers 4 5 .444 4 −18 Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol unrelated.svg
8 eBarako Bull Energy 4 5 .444 4 +8 Symbol unrelated.svg
9 eAlaska Aces 2 7 .222 6 +30
10 eAir21 Express 2 7 .222 6 −30

Semifinals[edit]

  z  – clinched outright finals,   y  – clinched finals berth playoff,   x  – clinched 4-of-5 win playoff incentive,   e  – eliminated

2012 PBA Governors Cup semifinals
# Team Cumulative SF Tie* PO
W L PCT GB W L
1 zRain or Shine Elasto Painters 10 4 .692 2 3
2 yB-Meg Llamados 9 5 .643 1 3 2 +20 Symbol confirmed.svg
3 xBarangay Ginebra Kings 9 5 .643 1 4 1 −20 Symbol unrelated.svg
4 eTalk 'N Text Tropang Texters 8 6 .571 2 3 2
5 ePetron Blaze Boosters 6 8 .429 4 1 4 +12
6 eMeralco Bolts 6 8 .429 4 2 3 −12

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

Finals results[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Leo Awards[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 62 40 22 .645 Champions
B-Meg Llamados 60 37 23 .617 Champions
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 53 31 22 .585 Champions
Barangay Ginebra Kings 44 25 19 .568 Semifinalist
Petron Blaze Boosters 46 23 23 .500 Semifinalist
Meralco Bolts 44 21 23 .477 Semifinalist
Powerade Tigers 49 22 27 .449 Runner-up
Barako Bull Energy 42 18 24 .429 Semifinalist
Alaska Aces 35 11 24 .314 Quarterfinalist
Air21 Express/Shopinas.com Clickers 32 5 27 .156 Elimination round

Elimination rounds[edit]

Team GP W L PCT
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 32 22 10 .688
B-Meg Llamados 32 22 10 .688
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 32 20 12 .625
Barangay Ginebra Kings 32 20 12 .625
Petron Blaze Boosters 32 17 15 .531
Meralco Bolts 32 16 16 .500
Powerade Tigers 32 14 18 .438
Barako Bull Energy 32 14 18 .438
Alaska Aces 32 10 22 .313
Air21 Express/Shopinas.com Clickers 32 5 27 .156

Playoffs[edit]

Team GP W L PCT
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 30 18 12 .600
B-Meg Llamados 28 15 13 .536
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 21 11 10 .524
Powerade Tigers 17 8 9 .471
Petron Blaze Boosters 14 6 8 .429
Barangay Ginebra Kings 12 5 7 .417
Meralco Bolts 12 5 7 .417
Barako Bull Energy 10 4 6 .400
Alaska Aces 3 1 2 .333
Air21 Express/Shopinas.com Clickers 0 0 0 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ GIN-ROS TIFF, HALL OF FAME INDUCTION USHER 37TH SEASON, PBA.ph, October 1, 2011
  2. ^ PBA now accepting draft applicants ABS-CBNnews.com
  3. ^ Powerade acquires Kramer, Vanlandingham, Reynaldo Belen, interaksyon.com, August 26, 2011
  4. ^ B-MEG SNARES BARROCA IN 3-WAY DEAL, PBA.ph, September 6, 2011
  5. ^ Lina firm to be PBA’s first dot-com company, Reynaldo Belen, interaksyon.com, July 20, 2011
  6. ^ Air 21 franchise renamed to Barako for next PBA season, Reynaldo Belen, interaksyon.com, August 23, 2011
  7. ^ PBA approves salary cap increase, sets standard bonus scheme, Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV, September 8, 2011
  8. ^ Uneven playing field: The PBA is a league of haves and have-nots, Reynaldo Belen and Jaemark Tordecilla, InterAKTV, September 5, 2011
  9. ^ Tanquingcen, Uichico to co-coach Ginebra next season, by: Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV, August 26, 2011
  10. ^ It's official: Tim Cone leaves Alaska, By: Dino Maragay, The Philippine Star, September 1, 2011
  11. ^ Cone ends 22-year partnership with Alaska, Banal is new coach, GMA News Online, September 1, 2011
  12. ^ Tim Cone is B-MEG's new head coach, GMA News Online, September 14, 2011
  13. ^ Del Rosario chosen as new B-Meg coach; Gallent slides down as assistant, by: Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV, August 30, 2011
  14. ^ Star-filled PBA Opening Ceremonies at Smart Araneta Coliseum, Kaye Estoista-Koo, Philippine Entertainment Portal, October 3, 2011
  15. ^ Ginebra retires Robert Jaworksi's No. 7 jersey, Erwin Santiago, Philippine Entertainment Portal, June 29, 2012
  16. ^ a b PBA suspends referee, as Allado rips league after Barako's exit, GMA News Online, July 4, 2012
  17. ^ PBA: Game-fixing accusations come from sore losers - Salud, GMA News Online, July 4, 2012
  18. ^ ALLADO FINED P.5M, SACKED FOR 1 CONFERENCE, PBA.ph, July 5, 2012
  19. ^ After tweeting game-fixing charges, PBA player slapped with record-setting fine, Mark Zambrano, GMA News Online, July 5, 2012
  20. ^ PBA: How does Allado's P500k fine stack up against the biggest PBA penalties?, Adrian Dy, GMA News Online, July 5, 2012

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