1994 PBA season

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1994 PBA season
1994 PBA season
Duration March 6, 1994 – December 18, 1994
Number of teams 8
TV partner(s) Vintage Sports (PTV)
Top draft pick Noli Locsin
Picked by Tondeña 65 Rhum Masters
All-Filipino Cup champions San Miguel Beermen
  Runners-up Coney Island Ice Cream
Commissioner's Cup champions Purefoods TJ Hotdogs
  Runners-up Alaska Milkmen
Governors Cup champions Alaska Milkmen
  Runners-up Swift Mighty Meaties
Season MVP Alvin Patrimonio
1995  >

The 1994 PBA season was the 20th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Season highlights[edit]

  • PBA Commissioner Rey Marquez steps down and Deputy Commissioner Jun Bernardino succeeded Marquez as the new PBA Commissioner.
  • The PBA has decided to send the All-Filipino Cup champions to the Hiroshima Asian Games in their continuing support to help the country in its quest to win the Asian basketball gold.[1]
  • The San Miguel Beermen earned the right to represent team Philippines by winning the All-Filipino championship over Coney Island. Amateur standouts Marlou Aquino, Kenneth Duremdes, Dennis Espino, Edward Feihl and Jeffrey Cariaso join the RP-San Miguel team.
  • With injuries still hounding the San Miguel-RP Team in their preparation, Purefoods' stalwarts Alvin Patrimonio and Jerry Codinera, who led the hotdogs to the Commissioner's Cup title, volunteered to play for the Philippine flag, the PBA change its original format in the Governor's Cup, as Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs were seeded, along with San Miguel in the semifinal round, the league gave national coach Norman Black a free hand to pick one more player from Purefoods and he chooses rookie Rey Evangelista, the Alaska Milkmen also release Johnny Abarrientos to the national team with no conditions, three of the five amateur cagers practicing with the team, Dennis Espino, Edward Feihl and Jeffrey Cariaso were dropped from the roster.[2]
  • The Philippine Team salvaged fourth place, losing their final game against Japan for the Bronze Medal.
  • Purefoods forward Alvin Patrimonio became the first back-to-back winner of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award since William Adornado won it during the league's first two seasons. Patrimonio won his third MVP trophy, tying Bogs Adornado' three MVP awards.

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Alaska Milkmen
Coney Island Ice Cream Mikee Cojuangco
Pepsi Mega Bottlers
San Miguel Beermen
Shell Rimula X
Sta. Lucia Realtors
Swift Mighty Meaties
Tondeña 65 Rhum Masters Anjanette Abayari


Individual awards[edit]

Awards given by the PBA Press Corps[edit]

  • Coach of the Year: Tim Cone (Alaska)
  • Mr. Quality Minutes: Merwin Castelo (Alaska)
  • Executive of the Year: Elmer Yanga (Swift)
  • Special Award (Outstanding Freshman Season): Rey Evangelista
  • Referee of the Year: Ernesto de Leon

Board of Governors[edit]

  • Emilio Bernardino (Commissioner)
  • Ruben Cleofe (Secretary)
  • Wilfred Steven Uytengsu (Chairman, General Milling Corp.)
  • Jose Concepcion III (Vice-Chairman, Republic Flour Mills Corp.)
  • Nazario Avendaño (Treasurer, San Miguel Corp.)
  • Renato Buhain (Purefoods Corp.)
  • Edgardo Viron Cruz (Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp.)
  • Vicente Santos (Sta. Lucia Realty and Development, Inc)
  • Luis Lorenzo, Sr (Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc)
  • Bernabe Navarro (La Tondeña Distillers, Inc)

Cumulative standings[edit]

Alaska Milkmen 73 45 28 .616
Coney Island / Purefoods 63 37 26 .588
Swift Mighty Meaties 73 40 33 .547
San Miguel Beermen 57 31 26 .544
Pepsi Mega Bottlers 35 13 22 .444
Shell Rimula-X 50 20 30 .400
Tondeña 65 Rhum 32 12 20 .375
Sta. Lucia Realtors 39 11 28 .282


  1. ^ PBA spreads its wings, Manila Standard
  2. ^ RP five gets boost, Manila Standard