1986 PBA season
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|1986 PBA season|
|Duration||April 6, 1986 – December 11, 1986|
|Number of teams||7|
|TV partner(s)||Vintage Sports (PTV)|
|Top draft pick||Rey Cuenco|
|Picked by||Alaska Milkmen|
|Reinforced Conference champions||Tanduay Rhum Makers|
|Runners-up||Great Taste Coffee Makers|
|All-Filipino Conference champions||Tanduay Rhum Makers|
|Runners-up||Ginebra San Miguel|
|Open Conference champions||Ginebra San Miguel|
|Runners-up||Manila Beer Brewmasters|
|Season MVP||Ramon Fernandez|
The 1986 PBA season was the 12th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
- Due to the aftermath of the 1986 People Power Revolution, the uncertainty of opening a new PBA season became imminent after two teams that have connections with the Marcoses (Tanduay and Manila Beer) were unsure if they will still continue in taking part of the league. Likewise, it was still not known who will be in charge of the PBA's main venue, the ULTRA and its TV partner MBS-4.
- PBA legal counsel Atty. Rudy Salud was appointed as deputy commissioner after Tommy Manotoc resigned.
- The Alaska Milkmen became the newest team that joined the league while the Magnolia ballclub, one of the founding members of the PBA, took a temporary leave of absence. Magnolia makes its comeback in the Third Conference with a new lineup composed of 10 rookies, eight of which were former national players from the disbanded Northern Consolidated (NCC) team.
- The board of governors approved an amendment to the PBA constitution that replaces the position of the PBA President into the Chairman of the Board of Governors.
- Teams paraded two reinforcements each in the import-laden conferences, which led to a record-breaking success by the league on the last term of PBA chairman Carlos "Honeyboy" Palanca.
- The birth of the most bitter PBA rivalry since the Toyota-Crispa days - that between the Tanduay Rhum Makers and crowd-favorite Ginebra San Miguel - with both teams winning their first championship during the season.
The muses for the participating teams are as follows:
|Alaska Milkmen||Joey Albert|
|Ginebra San Miguel||Gretchen Barretto|
|Great Taste Coffee Makers|
|Manila Beer Brewmasters||Peachy Sacisas|
|Shell Oilers||Sabrina Artadi|
|Tanduay Rhum Makers|
- Reinforced Conference: Tanduay Rhum Makers
- All-Filipino Conference: Tanduay Rhum Makers
- Open Conference: Ginebra San Miguel
- Team with best win-loss percentage: Ginebra San Miguel (42-23, .647)
- Best Team of the Year: Tanduay Rhum Makers (1st & Final)
- Most Valuable Player: Ramon Fernandez (Tanduay) 
- Rookie of the Year: Dondon Ampalayo (Ginebra)
- Most Improved Player: Ricky Relosa (Alaska)
- Best Import-Reinforced Conference: Rob Williams (Tanduay)
- Best Import-Open Conference: Michael Young (Manila Beer)
- Mythical Five:
- Mythical Second Team:
- All-Defensive Team:
|Ginebra San Miguel||65||42||23||.647|
|Tanduay Rhum Makers||64||37||27||.578|
|Great Taste Coffee Makers||64||36||28||.562|
|Manila Beer Brewmasters||41||19||22||.463|
|Shell Oilers/Shell Helix/Formula Shell||52||20||32||.384|
|RP-Magnolia Quench Plus||7||1||6||.142|