2001 San Miguel Beermen season

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2001 San Miguel Beermen season
Head coach Jong Uichico
Owner(s) San Miguel Corporation
All-Filipino Cup results
Record 17–9
Place 1st
Playoff finish Finals
Commissioner's Cup results
Record 13–8
Place 2nd
Playoff finish Finals
Governors Cup results
Record 13–10
Place 2nd
Playoff finish Finals

Stats @ PBA-Online.net
San Miguel Beermen seasons
2000 2002

The 2001 San Miguel Beermen season was the 27th season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Height Position College
1 10 Joey Mente 5"11' G Lyceum
2 19 Jomar Tierra 6"0' G UE


Players Added

Via Draft

Via Free Agency

Players Lost

Via Free Agency

  • June Carmona
  • Ronilo Padilla


Danny Ildefonso bag the Most Valuable Player trophy for the second straight time, becoming the third PBA player to win back-to-back MVP honors, joining William "Bogs" Adornado (1975–1976) and Alvin Patrimonio (1993–1994).

Championship (Finals stint)[edit]

The San Miguel Beermen contested for all three championships of the season, the Beermen won their 16th PBA title during the All-Filipino Cup, defeating Barangay Ginebra Kings in six games as they are now winners of five of the last six conferences.

In the Commissioner's Cup, San Miguel advances to the finals by defeating the Alaska Aces, 3-2, in their best-of-five semifinal series, heavily favored against sophomore team Batang Red Bull, who were making their first trip to the championship, the Beermen were surprisingly upset by the Thunder in six games. It was coach Jong Uichico's first loss in a PBA finals since handling the Beermen at the start of the 1999 season.

San Miguel was back in the finals for the fifth straight conference in the season-ending Governor's Cup, with import Lamont Strothers returning to help the Beermen defend the crown they won the past two seasons, San Miguel made it via 3-0 sweep over Shell Turbo Chargers in their best-of-five semifinals and played the Sta.Lucia Realtors for the second time in a finals series in the 2000 era, the Beermen lost to the Realtors, also in six games and placed runner-up in the last two conferences of the 2001 season.


San Miguel Beermen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 1 Philippines Victoria, Emmanuel 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) San Beda College
C 3 United States Belasco, Nic 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Notre Dame College
C 6 United States Peña, Dorian 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Coppin State University
F 7 Philippines Mustre, Michael 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Letran College
F/C 10 Philippines Ildefonso, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) National University
F 15 Philippines Lago, Dwight 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) De La Salle
G 17 Philippines Racela, Olsen 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Ateneo de Manila
G 21 Philippines Mente, Joey 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Lyceum
F/C 22 Philippines Gamboa, Arnold 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Far Eastern
F 25 Philippines Abuda, Freddie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) University of Visayas
F Philippines Fernandez, Henry 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) University of Visayas
F 32 United States Duat, Rob 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Menlo College
F 42 United States Seigle, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Wagner College
F 24 United States Johnson, Nate (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) University of Louisville
G 33 United States Strothers, Lamont (G) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Christopher Newport
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (C) Commissioner's Cup import
    • (G) Governor's Cup import
    • Injured Injured

Team Manager: Robert Non

Elimination round[edit]

Games won[edit]

January 31 Brgy.Ginebra 92-88 Philsports Arena
February 4 Sta.Lucia 89-76 [2] Nic Belasco (19) Araneta Coliseum
February 11 Pop Cola 85-79 Danny Seigle (20) Araneta Coliseum
February 18 Tanduay 96-79 Danny Ildefonso (21) Araneta Coliseum
March 4 Pop Cola 78-63 [3] Danny Seigle (18) Philsports Arena
March 7 Purefoods 90-84 *OT Ynares Center
March 17 Alaska 85-75 Danny Seigle (31) Bago City
March 30 Red Bull 78-76 Philsports Arena
April 8 Mobiline 67-66 Danny Ildefonso (16) Araneta Coliseum
June 6 Purefoods 100-80 Nate Johnson (33) Philsports Arena
June 9 Shell 81-73 Malolos, Bulacan
June 17 Red Bull 87-83 [4] Nate Johnson (41) Araneta Coliseum
June 22 Mobiline 92-73 Nate Johnson (23) Philsports Arena
July 1 Tanduay 95-83 Nate Johnson (25) Araneta Coliseum
July 11 Brgy.Ginebra 101-92 Philsports Arena
July 13 Pop Cola 107-76 Philsports Arena
September 12 Purefoods 114-91 Philsports Arena
September 16 Brgy.Ginebra 97-82 Cuneta Astrodome
October 12 Pop Cola 86-84 Cuneta Astrodome
October 14 Tanduay 85-79 Ynares Center
October 21 Alaska 71-64 Araneta Coliseum
October 26 Talk 'N Text 79-75 Philsports Arena
November 11 Sta.Lucia 81-76 [5] Lamont Strothers (22) Araneta Coliseum

  All-Filipino Cup
  Commissioner's Cup
  Governor's Cup