1976 PBA season

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1976 PBA season
Duration March 21, 1976 – December 21, 1976
Number of teams 9
TV partner(s) BBC
First Conference champions Crispa Redmanizers
Second Conference champions Crispa Redmanizers
All-Philippine Championship champions Crispa Redmanizers
Season MVP Bogs Adornado
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The 1976 PBA Season was the second season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Season highlights[edit]

  • The Crispa Redmanizers won all three conferences in the year to capped the very first Grand Slam in the PBA.[1]
  • On December 21, Crispa achieved the first PBA Grandslam by winning the All-Philippine championship with a 110-92 win over Toyota Tamaraws in the deciding Game 5 of the finals, the Redmanizers, reinforced by Cyrus Mann and Bill Bunton, were down 0-2 in the series, but won the last three games against their arch rivals, which had Byron "Snake" Jones and Howard Smith as their imports.
  • William "Bogs" Adornado wins his second Most Valuable Player Award. He also became the first player to reach the 2,000 point plateau when he scored 24 points in Crispa's title-clinching 101-100 win over Toyota in Game 4 of the First Conference finals on July 11.
  • The first-ever triple-overtime game took place on August 17, Noritake outlasts Tanduay, 153-151, on a jumper by Hubert Filipinas to decide the league's longest match.
  • Harry Rogers of 7-Up scored 75 points in their 157-134 win over Fiberlite on October 26, to become the first PBA player/import to reach the 75-point output in a single game.

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Crispa Redmanizers Valerie Floro
Noritake Porcelain Makers Josephine Oppus
N-Rich Coffee Creamers Vangie Sante
Quasar TV Makers Carmen Ronda
Royal Tru-Orange Tonette Pineda
7-Up Uncolas Alma Moreno
Tanduay Distillery Jane Murphy
Toyota Tamaraws Marianne de la Riva
U/Tex Wranglers Mitos Viola


Individual awards[edit]

Cumulative standings[edit]

Crispa Redmanizers / Denims 62 47 15 .758
Toyota Tamaraws 61 46 15 .754
U/Tex Wranglers 50 27 23 .540
Noritake Porcelain Makers / Festivals 50 27 23 .540
Royal Tru-Orange 46 22 24 .478
Quasar/Fiberlite 41 13 28 .378
Tanduay Distillery 32 11 21 .344
Seven-Up Uncolas 32 7 25 .219
N-Rich Coffee Creamers 32 3 29 .094


The first and second conference of the season were officially named as All-Filipino Conference and Open Conference respectively. The first All-Filipino Conference was reclassified as an import-laced tournament since the league gave teams the option to hire foreign players or "imports". Both tournaments were renamed as First and Second Conference based on the records under the "Winners circle over the years" section of the official PBA Annual, Hardcourt.


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