2012–13 PBA season

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2012–13 PBA season
2012–13 PBA season
Duration September 30, 2012 - October 25, 2013
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) Sports5 on IBC/AksyonTV
AksyonTV International (International)
Draft
Top draft pick Junmar Fajardo
Picked by Petron Blaze Boosters
Conferences
Philippine Cup champions Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
  Runners-up Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Commissioner's Cup champions Alaska Aces
  Runners-up Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
Governors' Cup champions San Mig Coffee Mixers
  Runners-up Petron Blaze Boosters
Awards
Season MVP Arwind Santos (Petron Blaze Boosters)
Top scorer Gary David (GlobalPort Batang Pier)
Seasons

The 2012–13 PBA season is the 38th season of the Philippine Basketball Association. The season formally opened on September 30, 2012, and finished October 25, 2013. This is the longest in PBA history with 13 month span. The season continued to use the three-conference format, starting with the Philippine Cup, or the traditional All-Filipino Conference. The mid season Commissioner's Cup will continue to feature unlimited height limit for imports. The last conference of the season, the Governors Cup will have imports with a 6'5" height limit.

The first activity of the season is the 2012 PBA Draft held on August 19, 2012 at Robinsons Midtown Mall in Ermita, Manila.[1]

Pre-season events[edit]

For trades done on draft day, see 2012 PBA Draft.

Player movement[edit]

Key transactions:

Notable occurrences[edit]

  • Mikee Romero of Sultan 900 Capital, Inc. is expected to file for an application for a PBA franchise and will debut this season. The new team will carry the name "GlobalPort", one of Romero's business entities.[4][5]
  • Coca Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc., owner of the Powerade Tigers sent a letter to the PBA Commissioner's Office informing that the franchise will be sold to Sultan 900 Capital, Inc., owned by businessman Mikee Romero for PHP 100 million, with additional PHP 10 million for franchise application fee payable to the PBA. Under league rules, the sale will need to get an approval of two-thirds vote by the board of governors to push through.[6][7][8] The Board of Governors unanimously approved the purchase on a special board meeting on August 17. The team is now known as the GlobalPort Batang Pier.[9][10]
  • The post eliminations format for this season's Governors' Cup will be changed. Instead of the round robin format that was used for the last two seasons, the conference will adapt a quarterfinal-semifinals playoff format.[11]
  • Ginebra San Miguel, Inc. announced that they will rechristen the Barangay Ginebra Kings as the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. The team will adopt a logo with similarities to the Ginebra San Miguel logo used from 1985 to 1988.[12]
  • San Miguel-Purefoods Company, Inc. announced that they will rename the B-Meg Llamados as the San Mig Coffee Mixers.[13]
  • Energy Food & Drinks, Inc., owners of the Barako Bull Energy franchise announced that they will rename their team as the Barako Bull Energy Cola starting this season.[14]
  • The Meralco Bolts will wear their retro 1971 MICAA Meralco Reddy Kilowatts uniform for this season.[15]

Coaching changes[edit]

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The season began on September 30, with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel defeating GlobalPort Batang Pier, 110-90.

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Air21 Express Stephany Stefanowitz[20]
Alaska Aces Rizzini Alexis Gomez[21]
Barako Bull Energy Cola Ciane Simones Xavier
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Georgina Wilson[22]
GlobalPort Batang Pier Sam Pinto
Meralco Bolts Sophie Albert
with Artista Academy female finalists[23]
Petron Blaze Boosters Isabelle Daza[22]
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Camille Guevarra[20]
San Mig Coffee Mixers Anne Curtis[24]
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters Alice Dixson[25]

2012–13 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

2012–13 PBA Philippine Cup
# Team W L PCT GB Tie
1 y – Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 12 2 0.857
2 y – San Mig Coffee Mixers 10 4 0.714 2
3 x – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 9 5 0.643 3
4 x – Meralco Bolts 8 6 0.571 4 +4
5 x – Alaska Aces 8 6 0.571 4 –4
6 x – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 7 7 0.500 5
7 w – Petron Blaze Boosters 6 8 0.428 6
8 w – Air21 Express 5 9 0.357 7
9 e – Barako Bull Energy Cola 4 10 0.286 8
10 e – GlobalPort Batang Pier 1 13 0.071 11


Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-7)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1  Talk 'N Text 105    
  8  Air21 100    
            1  Talk 'N Text 4    
    (Best-of-3)       5  Alaska 2  
  4  Meralco 0  
  5  Alaska 2    
    1  Talk 'N Text 4
    (#2 twice-to-beat)     3  Rain or Shine 0
  2  San Mig Coffee 92*    
  7  Petron Blaze 87    
            2  San Mig Coffee 2
    (Best-of-3)     3  Rain or Shine 4    
  3  Rain or Shine 2  
  6  Barangay Ginebra 1    

*Game went into overtime

Finals results[edit]

2013 Commissioner's Cup[edit]

Notable events[edit]

  • To accommodate the training of the Philippines men's national basketball team for the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship, the league's board of governors decided to move the season-ending Governors' Cup until August. The Commissioner's Cup will be extended until the last week of May and will adapt the tournament format of the Philippine Cup, with a shorter playoff series for the semifinal and final round. The changes in the league calendar was formally approved on February 7, during the board of governors' special meeting.[29][30]
  • The format of the upcoming All-Star Game will be modified to feature the Philippines men's national basketball team. Instead of last year's Rookies-Sophomores-Juniors (RSJ) vs. Veterans format, the national team will go up against a selection of PBA players, a similar format used during the 2009 edition of the all-star game.[31]
  • On March 8, 2013, in a game against the Alaska Aces for a battle to earn the top spot, Renaldo Balkman of the Petron Blaze Boosters had a major outburst when he claimed he was fouled after shooting an air ball inside the paint. Balkman argued with the referees, but when his argument was ignored, he shoved referees and pushed coaches and teammates that tried to calm him. After physically confronting the first referee, assistant coach Biboy Ravanes tried to calm him down but Balkman shoved Ravanes out of the way. After this, he moved to the second referee and again argued and initiated contact. At this point, Ronald Tubid, a teammate of Balkman, tried to get between him and the second referee. Balkman then moved to the third official, while being shadowed by Tubid, until he shoved Tubid out of the way. This is when another teammate, Arwind Santos, tried to intervene by putting himself between the third referee and Balkman. However, Balkman continued with his aggressive behavior, slapping Santos' arm and eventually shoving him. When Santos pushed him back, Balkman pushed him once again and then grabbed Santos' neck as their teammates tried to separate them. Balkman later apologized via his Twitter account. He said he apologized to his teammates, Santos and Santos' family as well as the team's management, and added, "Everybody does something once in a life, they’re not supposed to do. At the time I blanked out and went at it. [...] It's my first time ever in my entire life to do that."[32] On March 11, 2013, Balkman was banned for life from the PBA. He was also fined for P250,000 or $6,150.[33][34]

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

2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup
Team W L PCT GB Tie
y - Alaska Aces 11 3 .786
y - Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 9 5 .643 2
x - Petron Blaze Boosters 8 6 .571 3 1.19
x - San Mig Coffee Mixers 8 6 .571 3 0.84
x - Meralco Bolts 7 7 .500 4 1.01
x - Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 7 7 .500 4 1.00
w - Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 7 7 .500 4 0.99
w - Air21 Express 6 8 .429 5
e - Barako Bull Energy Cola 5 9 .357 6
e - GlobalPort Batang Pier 2 12 .143 9


Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-5)
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1  Alaska 87    
  8  Air21 81    
            1  Alaska 3    
    (Best-of-3)       4  San Mig Coffee 1  
  4  San Mig Coffee 2  
  5  Meralco 1    
    1  Alaska 3
    (#2 twice-to-beat)     7  Barangay Ginebra 0
  2  Rain or Shine 83 79  
  7  Barangay Ginebra 90 81  
            7  Barangay Ginebra 3
    (Best-of-3)     6  Talk 'N Text 2    
  3  Petron 0  
  6  Talk 'N Text 2    

Finals results[edit]

2013 Governors Cup[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Player movement[edit]

Key transactions:

Coaching changes[edit]

Elimination round[edit]

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

2013 PBA Governors' Cup
Team W L PCT GB Tie PO
y- Petron Blaze Boosters 8 1 .889
y- San Mig Coffee Mixers 6 3 .667 2
y- Meralco Bolts 5 4 .556 3 1.079
y- Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 5 4 .556 3 0.927
w- GlobalPort Batang Pier 4 5 .444 4 1.010
w- Barako Bull Energy Cola 4 5 .444 4 0.995
w- Alaska Aces 4 5 .444 4 0.994
w- Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 3 6 .333 5 0.995 Symbol confirmed.svg
e- Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 3 6 .333 5 1.049 Symbol unrelated.svg
e- Air21 Express 3 6 .333 5 0.957


Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1  Petron Blaze 101    
  8  Barangay Ginebra 94    
            1  Petron Blaze 3    
    (#4 twice to beat)       4  Rain or Shine 1  
  4  Rain or Shine 108  
  5  GlobalPort 106    
    1  Petron Blaze 3
    (#2 twice to beat)     2  San Mig Coffee 4
  2  San Mig Coffee 105 83  
  7  Alaska 112 73  
            2  San Mig Coffee 3
    (#3 twice to beat)     3  Meralco 1    
  3  Meralco 86  
  6  Barako Bull 68    


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
Alaska Aces 55 35 20 .636 Champions
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 56 35 21 .625 Champions
San Mig Coffee Mixers 64 38 26 .594 Champions
Petron Blaze Boosters 52 29 23 .557 Runner-up
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 57 31 26 .544 Runner-up
Meralco Bolts 47 23 24 .489 Semifinalist
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 52 24 28 .462 Runner-up
Air21 Express 39 14 25 .359 Quarterfinalist
Barako Bull Energy Cola 38 13 25 .342 Quarterfinalist
GlobalPort Batang Pier 38 7 31 .184 Quarterfinalist

Elimination rounds[edit]

Team GP W L PCT
San Mig Coffee Mixers 37 24 13 .649
Alaska Aces 37 23 14 .622
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 37 23 14 .622
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 37 22 15 .595
Petron Blaze Boosters 37 22 15 .595
Meralco Bolts 37 20 17 .541
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 37 17 20 .459
Air21 Express 37 14 23 .378
Barako Bull Energy Cola 37 13 24 .351
GlobalPort Batang Pier 37 7 30 .189

Playoffs[edit]

Team GP W L PCT
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 19 12 6 .684
Alaska Aces 18 13 6 .667
San Mig Coffee Mixers 27 14 13 .519
Petron Blaze Boosters 15 7 8 .467
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 15 7 8 .467
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 20 8 12 .400
Meralco Bolts 10 3 7 .300
Air21 Express 2 0 2 .000
Barako Bull Energy Cola 1 0 1 .000
GlobalPort Batang Pier 1 0 1 .000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Big Chill Fil-Ams Mallari, Jensen lead early entrants to PBA rookie draft, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, June 18, 2012
  2. ^ a b PBA approves seven-player deal among Air 21, Ginebra, Petron, InterAKTV, August 23, 2012
  3. ^ a b PBA: Air21 loads up via three-team trade with Petron, Ginebra, GMA News Online, August 23, 2012
  4. ^ Salud reveals Romero’s desire to join PBA next season, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, June 26, 2012
  5. ^ Salud says Romero still interested in PBA, may apply formally after season, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, July 14, 2012
  6. ^ PBA: Powerade franchise sold to Mikee Romero-owned Sultan 900 Inc., GMA News Online, July 30, 2012
  7. ^ Goodbye Tigers: Coca-Cola sells Powerade PBA franchise to Mikee Romero, InterAKTV, July 30, 2012
  8. ^ Mikee takes over Powerade, Nelson Beltran, The Philippine Star, July 31, 2012
  9. ^ GlobalPort officially accepted as newest member of the PBA, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, August 17, 2012
  10. ^ PBA: Sale of Powerade Tigers franchise to Romero group approved, GMA News Online, August 17, 2012
  11. ^ PBA keeps unlimited height format for Commissioner’s Cup, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, August 10, 2012
  12. ^ FIRST LOOK | Ginebra debuts new logo with old school feel, Jaemark Tordecilla, InterAKTV, August 17, 2012
  13. ^ B-MEG Llamados now San Mig Coffee Mixers, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, August 20, 2012
  14. ^ ‘Manong Brigade’ no more, Beth Celis, Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 5, 2012
  15. ^ Meralco to wear throwback MICAA jerseys in upcoming PBA campaign, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, September 22, 2012
  16. ^ Reyes to move to SMART-Gilas, Black to coach Talk ‘N Text next year, Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV, February 19, 2012
  17. ^ Perasol confirms release from live contract, thanks Powerade, GlobalPort, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, August 17, 2012
  18. ^ Capacio appointed interim coach of GlobalPort Batang Pier, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, August 17, 2012
  19. ^ Agustin no longer part of Petron staff; Toroman to take on more active role, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, August 22, 2012
  20. ^ a b Air 21 brings in Miss Earth, Rain or Shine taps Mutya ng Pilipinas as opening day muses, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, September 20, 2012
  21. ^ Aces muse is a 'Batang Alaska', Fidel Mangonon III, SPIN.ph, September 26, 2012
  22. ^ a b Ginebra, Petron tap ‘It Girls’ Georgina Wilson, Isabelle Daza as muses, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, September 23, 2012
  23. ^ TV5′s Artista Academy girls to parade as Meralco muses in PBA opening, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, September 22, 2012
  24. ^ Anne Curtis is San Mig Coffee’s muse for PBA opening ceremonies, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, September 19, 2012
  25. ^ Ageless beauty Alice Dixson returns as PBA muse for Talk ‘N Text, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, September 23, 2012
  26. ^ Ramos new Barako Bull head coach; Baculi headed for Globalport?, PBA.ph, November 14, 2012
  27. ^ Alfrancis Chua to take over as Ginebra coach, Siot Tanquingcen to be lead assistant, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, January 1, 2013
  28. ^ Junel Baculi to coach GlobalPort, Glenn Capacio stays as top assistant, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, January 3, 2013
  29. ^ National cause: PBA agrees to move Governors’ Cup to after FIBA Asia, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, February 5, 2013
  30. ^ PBA: Commissioner's Cup extended, Governors' Cup moved, to give way to national team training, Adrian Dy, GMA News Online, February 5, 2013
  31. ^ PBA tweaks All-Star Weekend to feature SMART-Gilas Pilipinas, Rey Joble, InterAKTV, February 7, 2013
  32. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/ex-knick-nugget-renaldo-balkman-sort-chokes-teammate-162554424--nba.html
  33. ^ "Balkman banned from playing in PBA; fined P250,000". March 11, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  34. ^ "PBA bans Renaldo Balkman for meltdown". March 11, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 

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