1987 PBA season

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1987 PBA season
Duration March 22, 1987 – December 13, 1987
Number of teams 6
TV partner(s) Vintage Sports (PTV)
Top draft pick Allan Caidic
Picked by Great Taste Coffee Makers
Open Conference champions Tanduay Rhum Makers
  Runners-up Great Taste Coffee Makers
All-Filipino Conference champions Great Taste Coffee Makers
  Runners-up Hills Bros. Coffee Kings
Reinforced Conference champions San Miguel Beermen
  Runners-up Hills Bros. Coffee Kings
Season MVP Abet Guidaben
1988  >

The 1987 PBA season was the 13th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Season highlights[edit]

  • Manila Beer disbanded its franchise at the start of the season, reducing the league's membership to only 6 teams, their players were absorbed by the rest of the PBA ballclubs.[1]
  • The PBA, in partnership with a newly formed league called International Basketball Association (IBA) of the United States for players 6-4 and below, staged a successful mini-tournament for one week, featuring the top PBA All-Filipino teams and the US (IBA) Selection.
  • Tanduay Rhum Makers, which won the Open Conference crown, were eliminated and finish last in the succeeding two conferences, announces that the team is headed for disbandment the following year, leaving only two founding members of the PBA (San Miguel and Great Taste).
  • The San Miguel Beermen, behind best import Bobby Parks, won the Reinforced Conference crown and their third PBA title since returning in the third conference of last year. SMB coach Norman Black won his first championship as a mentor and he became the third American to steer his team to a PBA title after Jerry Webber and Ron Jacobs.

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Formula Shell Pinky Amador
Ginebra San Miguel Bing Loyzaga
Great Taste Coffee Makers Tina Abad
Hills Bros. Coffee Kings Joey Albert
Magnolia Ice Cream Rachel Ann Wolfe
Philippine Team Marichit Vergara
Tanduay Rhum Makers Cassandra Romero


Individual awards[edit]

Cumulative standings[edit]

Magnolia Ice Cream/San Miguel Beer 66 43 23 .652
Great Taste Coffee Makers 60 35 25 .583
Hills Bros. Coffee Kings 58 29 29 .500
Tanduay Rhum Makers 45 22 23 .488
Ginebra San Miguel 68 33 35 .486
Formula Shell/Shell Azocord 54 18 36 .333
Philippine Team 13 2 11 .181