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
1987  >

The 1986 PBA season was the 12th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Season highlights[edit]

  • 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.

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
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


Individual awards[edit]

Cumulative standings[edit]

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
Alaska Milkmen 49 20 29 .408
Shell Oilers/Shell Helix/Formula Shell 52 20 32 .384
Magnolia Cheese 12 2 10 .166
RP-Magnolia Quench Plus 7 1 6 .142