1990 PBA season

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1990 PBA season
Duration February 18, 1990 – December 20, 1990
Number of teams 8
TV partner(s) Vintage Sports (PTV)
Top draft pick Peter Jao
Picked by Presto Tivolis
First Conference champions Formula Shell
  Runners-up Añejo Rum 65
All-Filipino Conference champions Presto Tivolis
  Runners-up Purefoods Hotdogs
Third Conference champions Purefoods Hotdogs
  Runners-up Alaska Milk
Season MVP Allan Caidic
1991  >

The 1990 PBA season was the 16th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Season highlights[edit]

  • The PBA increased its membership from 6 to 8 teams, with the entry of expansion franchises RFM/Cosmos Bottling, Inc. and Pepsi-Cola. The 6 regular PBA ballclubs were allowed to protect 9 players from its rosters, the two new teams will pick those players in the expansion pool.[1]
  • Formula Shell won their first PBA title after five years of participation, but the biggest story of the year was the walkout of Añejo Rum 65 in Game 6 of the First Conference finals, the 65ers were heavily fined a total of P550,000.
  • Presto Tivolis won the All-Filipino crown at the expense of Purefoods Hotdogs for their first title in three years and sixth overall.
  • With the advent of "Open basketball" being approved, professional basketball players are now allowed to play in the international tournaments such as the Olympics and World championships, the PBA send an all-pro team to the Beijing Asian Games in September and chosen to coach the PBA-backed national team is Añejo playing coach Robert Jaworski,[2] despite only two weeks to prepare and injuries and problems hounding the team even from the time it was formed, the All-Pro nationals won a silver medal finish, behind host China.
  • Purefoods Hotdogs came back from a 0-2 overhaul to win the Third Conference title and their first championship with a 3-2 series win over Alaska Milk, becoming only the second team to have won three straight after falling behind two games to none, the Hotdogs duplicated the feat achieved by the Crispa Redmanizers in 1976. Coach Baby Dalupan, the league's winningest coach, won his 15th title.

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Alaska Milkmen Lara Melissa de Leon
Añejo Rum 65 Connie Fortaleza
Formula Shell Sarah Jane Paez and Precious Tongko
Pepsi Hotshots Dina Bonnevie
Pop Cola Aiko Melendez
Presto Tivolis Gem Padilla (Bb.Pilipinas-Universe)
Purefoods Hotdogs Sharon Cuneta
San Miguel Beermen Marilen Gonzales and Star Querubin


Individual awards[edit]

Board of governors[edit]

  • Rodrigo Salud (Commissioner)
  • Rey Marquez (Chairman, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp.)
  • Wilfred Steven Uytengsu (Vice-Chairman, General Milling Corp.)
  • Ruben Cleofe (Secretary)
  • Lance Gokongwei (Treasurer, Consolidated Food Corp.)
  • Carlos Palanca III (La Tondeña Distillers, Inc.)
  • Renato Buhain (Purefoods Corp.)
  • Elmer Yanga (Republic Flour Mills Corp.)
  • Luis Lorenzo, Sr (Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc.)
  • Nazario Avendaño (San Miguel Corp.)

Cumulative standings[edit]

Formula Shell/Shell Rimula X 56 35 21 .625
Presto Tivolis 69 40 29 .579
Añejo Rum 65ers 57 33 24 .578
Purefoods Hotdogs 59 34 25 .577
San Miguel Beermen 56 29 27 .517
Alaska Milkmen 59 29 30 .491
Pop Cola/Sarsi Sizzlers 38 10 28 .358
Pepsi Hotshots 30 2 28 .067