Philippine Basketball Association Most Valuable Player award

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The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) awards the Most Valuable Player award (MVP) at the end of the season. The winner is selected via votes from the press, players, coaches and top PBA officials.

Note that from 1975 to 2003, PBA seasons have three tournaments (or conferences), so the regular NBA application of having a regular season MVP and a Finals MVP and the meaning of "conference" doesn't apply here. The season MVP is for the whole season, including the regular season, the playoffs and the Finals of each Conference, although there is a Best Player of the Conference award for each conference, and a Best Import award for conferences where imports are allowed play.

Starting at 2004, instead of having a yearlong season (February to December, with a month's break in-between conferences), the season was reformatted so that there would be two conferences (tournaments) from October to June-July. Starting in the 2010-11 PBA season, the season will still be from October to July, but with three conferences.

As of 2014, only Benjie Paras have won the award in his rookie season (1989 ).

Criteria[edit]

Philippine Basketball Association awards and honors
Championship
Individual annual awards
Individual conference awards
Honors


The criteria used since the 2011-12 PBA season are as follows:[1]

  • 40% average statistical points
  • 30% press and media votes
  • 25% players' votes
  • 5% Commissioner's Office

Statistical points (SP) are computed as follows:

  • 1 SP for every point scored, rebound assist, steal and shot blocked.
  • 10 bonus points for every game won where the player played up to the semifinals.
  • 15 bonus points for every game won where the player played in the Finals
  • Deduction of 1 SP for every turnover, 5 SP for every technical or flagrant foul without ejection, and 15 SP for any technical or flagrant foul that results in an ejection.

In addition, a Filipino player can only be eligible for awards if he played in at least 70% of his team's games.[2]

MVP voting begins at the start of the Finals series of the last conference. All statisitical points gathered from all levels of competition (elimination/classification round and playoffs) are included.

Previous criteria[edit]

The winner was selected by the following format (before 2006):

  • 30% cumulative statistical points (points, rebounds, assists, blocks, turnovers etc.)
  • 30% press and media votes
  • 30% players' votes
  • 10% four-man committee (representatives from the PBA Photographer's Group, SCOOP, the TV coveror and the Philippine Sportswriters Association)

With controversies with the selections, a new format was created starting at the 2006-07 PBA season:

  • 30% average statistical points
  • 30% press and media votes
  • 25% players' votes
  • 10% TV coveror
  • 5% Commissioner's Office[3]

Winners per season[edit]

^ Denotes player who is still active in the PBA
* Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been named MVP
Team (X) Denotes the number of times a player from this team has won
Season Player Position Nationality Team
1975 Adornado, BogsBogs Adornado* Forward  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers
1976 Adornado, BogsBogs Adornado* (2) Forward  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers (2)
1977 Hubalde, FreddieFreddie Hubalde* Forward  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers (3)
1978 Jaworski, RobertRobert Jaworski* Guard  Philippines Toyota Super Corollas
1979 Co, AtoyAtoy Co* Guard  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers (4)
1980 Cezar, PhilipPhilip Cezar* Center  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers (5)
1981 Adornado, BogsBogs Adornado* (3) Forward  Philippines U/Tex Wranglers
1982 Fernandez, RamonRamon Fernandez* Center  Philippines Toyota Super Corollas (2)
1983 Guidaben, AbetAbet Guidaben* Center  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers (6)
1984 Fernandez, RamonRamon Fernandez* (2) Center  Philippines Beer Hausen Brewmasters
1985 Brown, RicardoRicardo Brown* Guard  United States Great Taste Coffee Makers
1986 Fernandez, RamonRamon Fernandez* (3) Center  Philippines Tanduay Rhum Makers
1987 Guidaben, AbetAbet Guidaben* Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen
1988 Fernandez, RamonRamon Fernandez* (4) Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (2)
1989 Paras, BenjieBenjie Paras* Center  Philippines Formula Shell Zoom Masters
1990 Caidic, AllanAllan Caidic* Guard  Philippines Presto Tivolis
1991 Patrimonio, AlvinAlvin Patrimonio* Forward  Philippines Purefoods TJ Hotdogs
1992 Agustin, AtoAto Agustin Guard  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (3)
1993 Patrimonio, AlvinAlvin Patrimonio* (2) Forward  Philippines Purefoods TJ Hotdogs (2)
1994 Patrimonio, AlvinAlvin Patrimonio* (3) Forward  Philippines Purefoods TJ Hotdogs (3)
1995 Meneses, VergelVergel Meneses Forward  Philippines Sunkist Orange Juicers
1996 Abarrientos, JohnnyJohnny Abarrientos Guard  Philippines Alaska Milkmen
1997 Patrimonio, AlvinAlvin Patrimonio* (4) Forward  Philippines Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies (4)
1997 Duremdes, KennethKenneth Duremdes Forward  Philippines Alaska Milkmen (2)
1999 Paras, BenjieBenjie Paras* (2) Center  Philippines Formula Shell Zoom Masters (2)
2000 Ildefonso, DannyDanny Ildefonso ^ Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (4)
2001 Ildefonso, DannyDanny Ildefonso^ (2) Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (5)
2002 Miller, WillieWillie Miller^ Guard  Philippines Red Bull Barako
2003 Taulava, AsiAsi Taulava^ Center  Philippines Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
2004–05 Menk, EricEric Menk Center  Philippines Barangay Ginebra Kings
2005–06 Yap, JamesJames Yap^ Forward  Philippines Purefoods Chunkee Giants (5)
2006–07 Miller, WillieWillie Miller^ (2) Guard  Philippines Alaska Aces (3)
2007–08 Williams, KellyKelly Williams^ Forward  Philippines Sta. Lucia Realtors
2008–09 Helterbrand, JayjayJayjay Helterbrand^ Guard  Philippines Barangay Ginebra Kings (2)
2009–10 Yap, JamesJames Yap^ (2) Forward  Philippines Derby Ace Llamados (6)
2010–11 Alapag, JimmyJimmy Alapag^ Guard  Philippines Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (2)
2011–12 Caguioa, MarkMark Caguioa^ Guard  Philippines Barangay Ginebra Kings (3)
2012–13 Santos, ArwindArwind Santos^ Forward  Philippines Petron Blaze Boosters (6)
2013–14 Fajardo, JunmarJunmar Fajardo^ Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (7)

Multiple time winners[edit]

Total Player
4 Ramon Fernandez
Alvin Patrimonio
3 Bogs Adornado
2 Abet Guidaben
Benjie Paras
Danny Ildefonso
Willie Miller
James Yap

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