1998 PBA season was the 24th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
Season highlights [ edit ]
The PBA is in their toughest challenge, with the formation of a new league called
Metropolitan Basketball Association, backed by the giant network ABS-CBN, is perceived to be a threat to the 24-year existence of the PBA.
The Alaska Milkmen won two titles during the year while Formula Shell ended a six-year title-drought by winning the final conference of the season.
Philippine Centennial Team, coach by Tim Cone, won the Jones Cup basketball tournament in Taipei.
This is the only season that features four conferences, with the addition of the
Centennial Cup, in celebration of the centennial anniversary of Philippine independence. The Philippine Centennial Team played as guest team in preparation for the 1998 Asian Games. The tournament was won by the Mobiline Phone Pals.
The two-import format was revived during the Centennial Cup and the Governor's Cup.
Champions [ edit ]
Team with best win-loss percentage: Alaska Milk (41-25, .621)
Individual awards [ edit ]
Awards given by the PBA Press Corps [ edit ]
Coach of the Year: Perry Ronquillo (Formula Shell)
Mr. Quality Minutes: Rodney Santos (Alaska)
Executive of the Year: Wilfred Uytengsu (Alaska)
Comeback Player of the Year: Glenn Capacio (Mobiline)
Referee of the Year: Franco Ilagan
Board of Governors [ edit ]
Emilio Bernardino (Commissioner) Ruben Cleofe (Secretary)
Bernabe Navarro (Chairman, La Tondeña Distillers, Inc)
Reynaldo Gamboa (Vice-Chairman, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp.)
Manuel Encarnado (Treasurer, Sta. Lucia Realty and Development, Inc)
Wilfred Steven Uytengsu (Alaska Milk Corp.)
Luis Lorenzo, Jr (Lapanday Holdings Corp.)
Nazario Avendaño (San Miguel Corp.)
Joaquin Trillo (Alaska Milk Corp.)
Teodoro Dimayuga (Purefoods Corp.)
Elmer Yanga (Republic Flour Mills Corp.)
Roberto Eduardo (La Tondeña Distillers, Inc)
Eliezer Capacio (Purefoods Corp.)
Ignatius Yenko (Lapanday Holdings Corp.)
Cumulative standings [ edit ]
References [ edit ]