1980 PBA season
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|1980 PBA season|
|Duration||March 16, 1980 – December 13, 1980|
|Number of teams||10|
|Open Conference champions||U/Tex Wranglers|
|Invitational Championship champions||Nicholas Stoodley (USA)|
|All-Filipino Conference champions||Crispa Redmanizers|
|Season MVP||Philip Cezar|
The 1980 PBA season was the sixth season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
- The three-point field goal was introduced at the start of the year.
- On July 3–7, two PBA selections host the visiting Golden State Warriors, their four-game series ends in a 2-2 tie.
- The U/tex Wranglers wins the Open Conference title by beating Toyota in overtime, 99-98 in the deciding fifth game, best remembered for the famous "Last 16 seconds" when coach Tommy Manotoc's team wiped out a four-point deficit with 16 seconds left in regulation and winning in the extension period.
- Nicholas Stoodley/USA wins the Invitational Conference with a two-game sweep over Toyota Tamaraws, becoming the first foreign team to capture a PBA title.
- The season-ending tournament marked the Crispa Redmanizers' incredible 20-1 record in the All-Filipino Conference, winning their first 19 games and almost completed a conference sweep, if not for Toyota's victory in Game 3 of the finals, which saw the dismissal of their head coach Fort Acuña.
The muses for the participating teams are as follows:
|Great Taste Discoverers|
|Honda Hagibis||Leah Navarro|
|Tanduay Esquires||Gina Aragon and Zalda Aragon|
|Tefilin Fibermakers||Charo Santos|
|Toyota Tamaraws||Anna Menendrez|
|U/Tex Wranglers||Alma Moreno|
|Walk Tall Jeansmakers||Vilma Santos|
- Open Conference: U/Tex Wranglers
- Invitational Championship: Nicholas Stoodley USA
- All-Filipino Conference: Crispa Redmanizers
- Team with best win-loss percentage: Crispa Redmanizers (44-15, .746)
- Best Team of the Year: Crispa Redmanizers (3rd)
- Most Valuable Player: Philip Cezar (Crispa)
- Rookie of the Year: Willie Generalao (Gilbey's Gin)
- Mythical Five:
|Walk Tall Jeansmakers/Crispa Redmanizers||59||44||15||.746|
|Great Taste Discoverers/Presto Fun Drinks||39||14||25||.359|
|Royal Tru-Orange/San Miguel Beermen||32||9||23||.281|