1986 Great Taste Coffee Makers season

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1986 Great Taste Coffee Makers season
Head coachBaby Dalupan
Owner(s)CFC Corporation
Reinforced Conference results
Record14–10
(.583)
Place2nd
Playoff finishFinals
All Filipino Conference results
Record9–7
(.563)
Place4th
Playoff finishSemifinals
Open Conference results
Record13–11
(.542)
Place3rd
Playoff finishSemifinals
Great Taste Coffee Makers seasons
← 1985
1987  →

The 1986 Great Taste Coffee Makers season was the 12th season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Transactions[edit]

TRANSACTIONS
Steve Watson Acquired via trade that sent Chito Loyzaga to Ginebra
Fritz Gaston Acquired from Manila Beer
Gerry Samlani Acquired from defunct Magnolia
Federico Lauchengco Signed in the All-Filipino
Aaron Torres Rookie signed
Leopoldo Herrera Signed in the All-Filipino
Rafael Sison Comebacking player signed
Renato Kabigting Signed midway in the All-Filipino, replacing Fritz Gaston, who retired after 8 seasons

Finals stint[edit]

After failing to win the Grandslam last year, the Great Taste Coffee Makers return to the finals against the Tanduay Rhum Makers in the first conference of the season. Great Taste had the returning Jeff Collins, a former best import awardee who led the CFC ballclub to a title back in 1984, and Michael David Holton (the third import to arrived as Collins' partner after Mike Wilson and Gregory Jones) as their imports going up against the Tanduay pair of Rob Williams and Andre McKoy. The Coffee Makers were the odds-on favorite to win the title due to their championship experience but the Rhum Makers were determined to end a long-drought and gave their franchise its first PBA title. Great Taste lost to Tanduay in six games in the Best-of-seven title series.

Occurrences[edit]

Great Taste’ first choice for an import in the Open Conference, Anthony Frederick, arrived and was measured slightly over six-foot-six, the limit for one of the two imports. Sources said at least two teams refused to grant the exception, leaving the Coffee Makers with no choice but to sent him back home. Frederick only saw action as a guest import for amateur club RFM-Swift’s that beat Alaska Milk in the PBA-PABL exhibition series at the Rizal Coliseum a week before the start of the Third Conference.

The Coffee Makers paraded two new imports namely Lewis Jackson and Alvin Franklin at the start of the second round of eliminations in the Open Conference, replacing the pair of Johnny Brown and Eric Turner. [1]

Roster[edit]

Reinforced Conference[edit]

Great Taste Coffee roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 1 Victorino, Manny 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Jose Rizal College
G/F 5 Watson, Steve 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Manila
F 6 King, Abe 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) San Beda College
C 7 Banal, Joel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Mapua Tech
C 10 Samlani, Carlson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) San Sebastian College
G 11 Manansala, Jaime 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) UE
G 12 Sison, Rafael 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Ateneo de Davao
G 15 Torres, Aaron 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) UE
G 22 Gaston, Matthew 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Ateneo de Manila
G 23 Brown, Ricardo 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Pepperdine University
F 29 Carpio, Bernardo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Ateneo de Manila
F 33 Pearson, Willie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) University of Chaminade
G/F 24 Collins, Jeff (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) UNLV
G 2 Wilson, Mike (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Marquette University
G Jones, Greg (I) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) West Virginia University
G/F 14 Holton, Michael (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) University of California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

Open Conference[edit]

Great Taste Coffee roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 1 Victorino, Manny 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Jose Rizal College
G/F 5 Watson, Steve 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Manila
F 6 King, Abe 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) San Beda College
G 7 Lauchengco, Federico 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Far Eastern
C 10 Samlani, Carlson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) San Sebastian College
G 11 Manansala, Jaime 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) UE
G 12 Sison, Rafael 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Ateneo de Davao
F 14 Herrera, Leopoldo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Wesleyan University
G 15 Torres, Aaron 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) UE
G 23 Brown, Ricardo 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Pepperdine University
F 29 Carpio, Bernardo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Ateneo de Manila
F 33 Pearson, Willie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) University of Chaminade
G 9 & 34 Kabigting, Renato 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Ateneo de Manila
G/F 3 Brown, Johnny (I) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) University of New Mexico
G 12 Turner, Eric (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) University of Michigan
G/F 20 Franklin, Alvin (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) University of Houston
F/C 24 Jackson, Lewis (I) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Alabama State University
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ginebra back at helm".