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
  Runners-up 7-Up Uncolas
Season MVP Ato Agustin
1993  >

The 1992 PBA season was the 18th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Season highlights[edit]

  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[2]

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Alaska Milkmen
Ginebra San Miguel
Pepsi Hotshots
Presto Ice Cream Selina Manalad
Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs
San Miguel Beermen
Shell Rimula X
Swift Mighty Meaties Kris Aquino


Individual awards[edit]

Cumulative standings[edit]

Swift Mighty Meaties 69 43 26 .623
San Miguel Beermen 74 43 31 .581
7-Up Uncolas 53 28 25 .509
Shell Rimula-X Turbochargers 54 27 27 .500
Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs 58 28 30 .482
Alaska Milkmen 47 21 26 .446
Ginebra San Miguel 43 19 24 .441
Presto Ice Cream Kings 40 11 29 .275