1982 PBA season
|1982 PBA season|
|Duration||March 7, 1982 – December 14, 1982|
|Number of teams||8|
|TV partner(s)||Vintage Sports (City2)|
|Reinforced Filipino Conference champions||Toyota Super Corollas|
|Runners-up||San Miguel Beermen|
|Invitational Conference champions||San Miguel Beermen|
|Open Conference champions||Toyota Super Corollas|
|Season MVP||Ramon Fernandez|
The 1982 PBA season was the eighth season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
- The start of the year saw the league's membership reduced from 10 teams to just 8, following the disbandment of CDCP and Tefilin franchises.
- The PBA implement for the first time a playoff post-eliminations format with a series of best-of-three quarterfinals, best-of-five semifinals and best-of-seven finals to determine the champion in the Reinforced Filipino Conference.
- Toyota Super Corollas won their final two championships in the year, capped by center Ramon Fernandez winning his first Most Valuable Player Award.
- San Miguel Beer won the Invitational championship over Crispa Redmanizers, for the franchise' 2nd PBA title.
- Baby Dalupan resigned as Crispa head coach after the Redmanizers got eliminated in the third conference. This season became the second time the multi-titled ballclub did not win any championship during the entire season.
A PBA North vs South All-Star series were held in Cebu City and Manila. The North and South team split their two-game series. Emerging as the All-Star MVP was Toyota's Arnie Tuadles, who scored 50 points in the first match.
The muses for the participating teams are as follows:
|Crispa Redmanizers||Sharon Cuneta, Jackie Lou Blanco and Joyce Ann Burton|
|Gilbey's Gin||Jane Destree and Beth de Mesa|
|Great Taste Discoverers||Sharon Eddiston|
|Mariwasa-Honda TMXers||Tina Maristela|
|San Miguel Beermen||Maya Mahtani|
|Toyota Super Corollas||Vivian Veloso|
|U/Tex Wranglers||Rio Locsin|
|YCO-Tanduay||Maridol Cagdac/Alta Tan/Rosanna Zamora/Nitz Bernardez|
- Reinforced Filipino Conference: Toyota Super Corollas
- Invitational Conference: San Miguel Beermen
- Open Conference: Toyota Super Corollas
- Team with best win-loss percentage: San Miguel Beermen (40-26, .606)
- Best Team of the Year: Toyota Super Corollas (4th & Final)
- Most Valuable Player: Ramon Fernandez (Toyota)
- Rookie of the Year: Marte Saldaña (San Miguel)
- Best Import-Reinforced Conference: Norman Black (San Miguel)
- Best Import-Open Conference: Donnie Ray Koonce (Toyota)
- Mythical Five:
|San Miguel Beermen||66||40||26||.606|
|Toyota Super Corollas||69||38||31||.551|
|Great Taste/N-Rich Coffee Creamers||46||19||27||.413|
- Looking back: The PBA's history, Manila Standard
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