1992 PBA season
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|1992 PBA season|
|Duration||February 9, 1992 – December 13, 1992|
|Number of teams||8|
|TV partner(s)||Vintage Sports (PTV)|
|Top draft pick||Vergel Meneses|
|Picked by||Presto Ice Cream|
|First Conference champions||Shell Rimula-X|
|Runners-up||San Miguel Beermen|
|All-Filipino Cup champions||San Miguel Beermen|
|Runners-up||Purefoods TJ Hotdogs|
|Third Conference champions||Swift Mighty Meaties|
|Season MVP||Ato Agustin|
The 1992 PBA season was the 18th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
- PBA Commissioner Rudy Salud, stepped down from his post to become the campaign manager of Danding Cojuangco for the upcoming presidential elections. League chairman Rey Marquez succeeded Atty. Salud as the new PBA Commissioner.
- The ULTRA, PBA's playing venue, was renamed NASA, now controlled by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), by the end of the year, the league left the Pasig Arena after eight years. The league transferred to the then newly built Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City the following season.
- The PBA suffered in gate attendance, with lean crowds watching the games during the All-Filipino, among several factors were the absence of crowd-drawer Ginebra San Miguel from the semifinals, and the deteriorating venue.
- The league introduced the Whiplash dancers during halftime to entertain the fans watching live.
- An NBA-styled coliseum announcer, Vince St. Price made its debut during the All-Filipino Conference finals. He became the regular announcer for the league's second game during doubleheaders.
- League mourns the passing of the great sportscaster Joe Cantada who succumbed to cancer on March 22.
- San Miguel Beer returned to the PBA finals after a two-year absence, and won the All-Filipino crown.
- Swift Mighty Meaties found an import known as the "Hurricane" Tony Harris, who scored 105 points in a game, and led Swift to its first championship.
- Tommy Manotoc returns as bench tactician, taking over Jimmy Mariano, who resigned as coach of Presto Ice Cream after the All-Filipino Conference.
- The Gokongwei franchise, one of the two remaining pioneers in the PBA played its final season. The franchise was sold to Sta. Lucia Realty the following year.
The muses for the participating teams are as follows:
|Ginebra San Miguel|
|Presto Ice Cream||Selina Manalad|
|Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs|
|San Miguel Beermen|
|Shell Rimula X|
|Swift Mighty Meaties||Kris Aquino|
- First Conference: Shell Rimula-X
- All-Filipino Conference: San Miguel Beermen
- Third Conference: Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdogs
- Team with best win-loss percentage: Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdogs (43-26, .623)
- Best Team of the Year: San Miguel Beermen (3rd)
- Most Valuable Player: Ato Agustin (San Miguel)
- Rookie of the Year: Bong Ravena (San Miguel)
- Most Improved Player: Pido Jarencio (Ginebra)
- Mythical Five:
- Mythical Second Team:
- All-Defensive Team:
|Swift Mighty Meaties||69||43||26||.623|
|San Miguel Beermen||74||43||31||.581|
|Shell Rimula-X Turbochargers||54||27||27||.500|
|Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs||58||28||30||.482|
|Ginebra San Miguel||43||19||24||.441|
|Presto Ice Cream Kings||40||11||29||.275|