1983 PBA season

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1983 PBA season
Duration March 6, 1983 – December 1, 1983
Number of teams 8
TV partner(s) Vintage Sports (City2)
All-Filipino Conference champions Crispa Redmanizers
  Runners-up Gilbey's Gin
Reinforced Filipino Conference champions Crispa Redmanizers
  Runners-up Great Taste Coffee Makers
Open Conference champions Crispa Redmanizers
  Runners-up Great Taste Coffee Makers
Season MVP Abet Guidaben
1984  >

The 1983 PBA season was the 9th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Season highlights[edit]

  • The Crispa Redmanizers completed a three-conference sweep and won their second Grandslam after first doing the trick back in 1976, this time under new coach Tommy Manotoc.
  • On May 15, the PBA fans witnessed the "Black Superman" Billy Ray Bates played his first game for Crispa Redmanizers, Bates won the best import award in both Reinforced and Open Conferences, leading the Redmanizers to two championships and a grandslam.
  • A rising powerhouse Great Taste Coffee, with the entry of Fil-Am rookie Ricardo Brown, three-time MVP Bogs Adornado and import Norman Black in their lineup, led the Coffee Makers to their first-ever finals appearances after eight years.
  • The Toyota Super Corollas played their final season in the PBA after nine years of participation, the multi-titled ballclub announced its disbandment prior to the start of the 1984 PBA season.

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Crispa Redmanizers Aurora Sevilla
Galerie Dominique Kristine Garcia and Irma Alegre
Gilbey's Gin Maricel Soriano
Great Taste Discoverers Carines Zaragoza
Manhattan Shirtmakers Ampot Arrieta
San Miguel Beermen Geraldine Lopez and Pops Fernandez
Toyota Silver Coronas Ella Lopez
YCO-Tanduay Lani Mercado


Individual awards[edit]

Board of governors[edit]

Cumulative standings[edit]

Crispa Redmanizers 62 46 16 .741
Great Taste Coffee Makers 63 38 25 .603
Gilbey's Gin 68 34 34 .500
San Miguel Beermen 53 26 27 .491
Tanduay Rhum Makers 53 24 29 .453
Toyota Super Corollas/Silver Coronas 45 18 27 .400
Manhattan/Sunkist/Winston 36 13 23 .361
Galerie Dominique Artists 38 10 28 .263