1983 Gilbey's Gin Gimlets season

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1983 Gilbey's Gin Tonics season
Head coachArturo Valenzona
Owner(s)La Tondeña Incorporada
All Filipino Conference results
Record6–7
(.462)
Place2nd
Playoff finishFinals
Reinforced Conference results
Record15–13
(.536)
Place4th
Playoff finishSemifinals
Open Conference results
Record13–14
(.481)
Place4th
Playoff finishSemifinals
Gilbey's Gin Tonics seasons
← 1982
1984 →

The 1983 Gilbey's Gin Gimlets season was the 5th season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Known as Gilbey's Gin Tonics in the Open Conference.

Off-season transactions[edit]

TRANSACTIONS
Terry Saldaña Acquired from Toyota
Gary Vargas Acquired from defunct U-Tex Wranglers
Steve Watson Acquired from defunct U-Tex Wranglers
Dennis Roldan Rookie, the actor recruited by coach Valenzona to play for the team

Summary[edit]

Gilbey's Gin landed in the finals of the revived All-Filipino Conference, after a two-year absence of the league's most prestigious tournament, losing to powerhouse Crispa Redmanizers via three-game sweep in the best-of-five series.

The Gimlets were powered by their returning import, the high-scoring Lew Massey in the Reinforced Conference. Gilbey's had an even 7-7 won-loss slate in the eliminations and won all three of their quarterfinal matches. [1] In the semifinal round, the Gimlets create a triple tie with Crispa and Great Taste for the finals berth. The Redmanizers made it to the finals outright with a higher quotient while Gilbey's lost to Great Taste in a playoff match.

"Sweet Lew" was reinstated three games into the Open Conference, replacing Anthony Roberts after Gilbey's dropped their first two outings. Massey team up with Jacky Dorsey as Gilbey's again figured in a finals playoff berth with all four semifinalist tied with three wins and three losses. [2] The Gin Tonics fell short of advancing in the championship round and denied by Great Taste Coffee Makers for the second time in the season. They placed fourth in the second and third conferences.

Roster[edit]

Gilbey's Gin roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 6 Pasco, Conrado 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1959-10-17 Far Eastern
F 7 Watson, Steve 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1957-09-22 Ateneo de Manila
F 8 Jacutin, Marlowe 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1954-07-12 University of Visayas
F/C 10 Ducut, Eduardo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1956-11-30 Letran College
F 11 Vargas, Gary 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 162 lb (73 kg) 1959-02-21 PSBA
G 12 Roldan, Dennis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1960-12-08 Trinity College
F/C 13 Saldaña, Antero 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1958-11-17 University of Santo Tomas
G/F 15 Clariño, Alex 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1956-08-26 Lyceum
G 17 Herrera, Joseph 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1957-05-05 Letran College
F/C 18 Del Rosario, Eusebio 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1957-12-16 UE
F 20 Buhay, Rolando 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 147 lb (67 kg) 1959-12-06 NCBA
G 24 Generalao, Wilfredo 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1958-08-29 University of Visayas
G/F 23 Massey, Lew (I) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1956-02-16 University of North Carolina
F 0 Roberts, Anthony (I) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1955-04-15 Oral Roberts University
C 1 Dorsey, Jacky (I) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1954-12-18 University of Georgia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Philippines Guillermo Afable



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • (R) Rookie
  • Injured Injured

Team Manager: Adolf Ferrer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 PBA Reinforced Filipino Conference Stats: Gilbey's gobbles Toyota".
  2. ^ "1983 PBA Open Conference Stats: Gilbey's Gin gain playoff, swamp San Miguel".