1985 PBA season

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1985 PBA season
Duration March 3, 1985 – November 28, 1985
Number of teams 6 + 1
TV partner(s) Vintage Sports (MBS)
Top draft pick Sonny Cabatu
Picked by Shell Azodrin Bugbusters
Open Conference champions Great Taste Coffee Makers
  Runners-up Magnolia Ice Cream
All-Filipino Conference champions Great Taste Coffee Makers
  Runners-up Shell Azodrin Bugbusters
Reinforced Conference champions Northern Consolidated (NCC)
  Runners-up Manila Beer Brewmasters
Season MVP Ricardo Brown
1986  >

The 1985 PBA season was the 11th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Season highlights[edit]

  • The season marked the first time without the famed Crispa Redmanizers participating in the league. New team Shell Azodrin Bugbusters takes over the franchise of the defunct winningest ballclub.
  • The PBA found a new home in the University of Life Theater and Recreational Arena (ULTRA) in Pasig after 10 years of playing at the Araneta Coliseum.
  • The Great Taste Coffee Makers continued its dynasty as they won their fourth straight title during the season and almost a Grandslam of sorts.
  • Guest amateur team Northern Consolidated (NCC) won the PBA Third Conference crown over the Manila Beer Brewmasters and recorded the first-ever 4-0 finals sweep in league history.

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Ginebra San Miguel Katherine Sta.Maria
Great Taste Coffee Makers Lisa Stanley
Magnolia Ice Cream Desiree Verdadero
Manila Beer Brewmasters Lani Mercado
Northern Consolidated(NCC) Marivic Roldan
Shell Azodrin Bugbusters Lyka Ugarte
Tanduay Rhum Makers


Individual awards[edit]

Cumulative standings[edit]

Great Taste Coffee Makers 71 44 27 .620
Northern Consolidated (NCC) 55 33 22 .600
Manila Beer Brewmasters 48 25 23 .520
Ginebra San Miguel 57 28 29 .492
Magnolia Ice Cream/Quench Plus 54 26 28 .481
Tanduay Rhum Makers 59 24 35 .406
Shell Azodrin Bugbusters 48 16 32 .333