1999 San Miguel Beermen season

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1999 San Miguel Beermen season
Head coach Jong Uichico
Owner(s) San Miguel Corporation
All-Filipino Cup results
Record 8–9
(.471)
Place N/A
Playoff finish N/A
Commissioner's Cup results
Record 13–7
(.650)
Place 1st
Playoff finish Finals
Governors Cup results
Record 14–4
(.778)
Place 1st
Playoff finish Finals

Stats @ PBA-Online.net
San Miguel Beermen seasons
1998 2000

The 1999 San Miguel Beermen season was the 25th season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Off-season transactions[edit]

TRANSACTIONS
Robert Duat Rookie free agent signed; played with the MBA's Cebu Gems
Danny Seigle Direct-hire recruit
Emmanuel Victoria Acquired from Pop Cola when they traded Cris Bolado whom they got from Ginebra in December of last year

Occurrences[edit]

The San Miguel Beermen gave away their rights to these four players namely; Allan Caidic, Edward Naron, Elpidio Villamin and Siot Tanquingcen and shipped them to sister team Ginebra San Miguel.

Beginning the quarterfinal round of the Commissioner's Cup, the Beermen traded Nelson Asaytono and William Antonio to Pop Cola in exchange for Dwight Lago, Cris Bolado and Nic Belasco.

Summary[edit]

All-Filipino Cup: Under new head coach Jong Uichico, who replaces Ron Jacobs beginning the league's 25th season, the San Miguel Beermen won four of their eight assignments in the first round of eliminations and was the first team to beat Mobiline Phone Pals, who were looking for a first round sweep in their best start in franchise history.[1] The Beermen also split their eight games in the second round for an even 8-8 won-loss slate. Seeded at number five in the quarterfinals and needed to win twice to advance in the final four semifinal series, the Beermen were eliminated by Formula Shell.

Commissioner's Cup: Former Mobiline import Terquin Mott was acquired by San Miguel for the Commissioner's Cup.[2] The Beermen agreed to give away Larry Robinson, their import in the Governors Cup for the past two seasons in exchange, Robinson will start playing as the Phone Pals import in the third conference. The Beermen were tied with four other teams with five wins and three losses after the eliminations, they defeated Tanduay Rhum Masters to enter into the best-of-five semifinal series against Alaska Milkmen, their two-time finals opponent last season. San Miguel prevailed in a five-game series, taking the deciding Game five, 84–73 on August 29.

In the finals series against Formula Shell, the Beermen stopped the Zoom Masters' title run, who were looking for their third straight crown. The San Miguel Beermen finally ended a five-year title-drought by winning their 12th championship in a 4–2 series win. Coach Jong Uichico won a title in only his second conference.

Governors Cup: Lamont Strothers returned as their import in the Governor's Cup. The Beermen were looking for their second straight title in the season, easily made it to the semifinal round, posting a 6–2 won-loss slate in the eliminations and seeded third. In the best-of-five semifinal series against Tanduay Rhum Masters, the Beermen scored a 3–0 sweep to advance into the finals. Similarly, their opponent Alaska Milkmen also scored a three-game sweep over Purefoods.

The last championship of the 1990s features the two winningest ballclubs in the last 12 years and a match-up of two of the best imports in recent years; Lamont Strothers and Sean Chambers. The Beermen, who were gunning for their 13th title and hoping to avenge their two finals losses to Alaska last season, trailed 1–2 in the series after losing Games two and three. In a must-win situation, the Beermen won Game four, 76–65 on December 5. Five nights later, the Beermen controlled the game for most of the way and survived a late rally by Alaska to win, 74–68 in Game five, and with one win away from clinching their 13th league championship, the Beermen won, 72–69 in Game six at the Big Dome on December 12. The finals victory by San Miguel tied them with the disbanded Crispa Redmanizers' record for most PBA titles.

Awards[edit]

  • Danny Seigle won the season's Rookie of the Year Honors
  • Terquin Mott was named the Commissioner's Cup Best Import
  • Lamont Strothers was named the Governor's Cup Best Import.

Roster[edit]

Pos. No. Player School
G 1 Philippines Emmanuel Victoria San Beda College
F 3 Philippines Nic Belasco (A) Notre Dame College
F 5 Philippines Ronilo Padilla University of Cebu
G 7 Philippines Michael Mustre Letran College
C 10 Philippines Danny Ildefonso National University
F 15 Philippines Dwight Lago (A) De La Salle
G 17 Philippines Olsen Racela Ateneo de Manila
F 18 Philippines Arturo Dela Cruz San Sebastian College
C 24 Philippines Cris Bolado (A) National University
F 25 Philippines Freddie Abuda University of Cebu
F 32 Philippines Robert Duat Menlo College
F 42 Philippines Danny Seigle Wagner College
F 40 United States Terquin Mott (C) Coppin State University
F 6 United States Lamont Strothers (G) Christopher Newport University
F 34 Philippines William Antonio (T) Chaminade University
F 11 Philippines Nelson Asaytono (T) University of Manila
Position Name/s
Head coach: Philippines Jong Uichico
Assistants: Jojo Villa
(T) - Traded, (A) - Acquired via trade, (C) - Commissioners Cup Import, (G) - Governors Cup Import '

Team Manager: Nazario Avendaño

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