1982 Gilbey's Gin season
|1982 Gilbey's Gin season|
|Head coach||Arturo Valenzona|
|Owner(s)||La Tondeña Incorporada|
|Reinforced All-Filipino Conference results|
|Invitational Conference results|
|Open Conference results|
|Gilbey's Gin seasons|
The 1982 Gilbey's Gin season was the 4th season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
Acquired four rookies; Conrado Pasco, Rudy Garcia, Jerry Pingoy, who all saw action for APCOR in the last MICAA tournament, and Rolando Buhay. The team also signed comebacking player Valerio delos Santos, who last played for Great Taste two years ago.
March 25: Import Lew Massey surpass the previous all-time one-game scoring record of 75 points set by Harry Rogers in 1976 while playing for 7-Up, by tallying 85 points, converting 36-of-70 attempts from the field in Gilbey's 123-126 loss to Crispa.
Gilbey's went on to signed former Presto import Lew Massey from last season as their reinforcement in the Reinforced Filipino Conference. The Gins finish third behind San Miguel Beer and Crispa after 18 games in the elimination phase, but were swept in two games by U/Tex Wranglers in their best-of-three quarterfinal series.
Lew Massey return for the Open Conference, his partner was Rickey Brown,  who was replace after three games by Gins' resident import for the past three years; Larry McNeill. Gilbey's were tied with N-Rich Coffee on top of the standings with 13 wins and 5 losses and advances to the semifinal round outright. The high-scoring duo of Massey and McNeill led Gilbey's to their first championship appearance in four years of participation. On December 7, Gilbey's nip San Miguel, 102-101, to gain first entry in the Open Conference title playoffs, leaving N-Rich and Toyota to dispute the other slot, won by the Super Corollas. Gilbey's were swept in three games by the powerhouse Toyota ballclub in the finals series.
Gilbey's Gin roster