List of defunct Philippine Basketball Association teams
This a list of defunct Philippine Basketball Association teams, both regular and guest.
*Acquiring team still active
These are the franchise acquisitions of present PBA teams (present to oldest):
- GlobalPort → Powerade → Pop Cola
- Meralco → Sta. Lucia → Great Taste/Presto
- NLEX → Air21/Shopinas.com → Red Bull/Barako Bull (2000)
- Rain or Shine → Shell → Crispa
- Phoenix Petroleum → FedEx/Air21/Barako Bull → Tanduay (1999)
- Star → Tanduay (1987)
- San Miguel
These are the franchise acquisitions of defunct PBA teams (oldest to latest):
- 7-Up → Filmanbank → Galleon
- U/Tex → Country Fair
- Toyota → Manila Beer/Beer Hausen
All records of a franchise are dropped when it is acquired by a new company, except for:
- The TNT franchise: Before the start of the 1996 season, Frederick Dael took over as the new president of Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc. As such, a change in marketing priority took effect and they are mulling to disband the PBA franchise. To prevent the team in disbanding, Luis, "Moro" Lorenzo, chairman of PCPPI, intended to sell the PBA franchise to Duty Free Philippines, a company he also owned, for one peso (P1) to retain its ownership. Should Duty Free will disband the PBA franchise, it will be returned to Pepsi. The sale was rejected by the Board of Governors on a special meeting on January 5 since Duty Free was not majority-owned by Lorenzo.
After the All-Filipino Cup, PBA Board of Governors approved the ownership transfer of the franchise from Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc. to Lapanday Holdings Corporation, a holding company of the Lorenzo family. This will enable the Lorenzos to market and use a different brand for their PBA team. Pagemark Philippines, Inc., a company under Lapanday Holdings and Pilipino Telephone Corporation (PILTEL) were tasked to find a new name for the team. After negotiations, the team was rechristened as the Mobiline Cellulars.
Since the Lorenzos still owned the team through their holding company, the records of the Pepsi team were retained.
- The Purefoods/B-Meg/San Mig Super Coffee franchise: When the Ayala Corporation sold its Purefoods unit to San Miguel Corporation, the records of the Ayala-owned team were carried over to the San Miguel-owned team. The Purefoods name was used by the SMC group until 2009, when the team was renamed as the B-Meg Llamados, a poultry feed product. The team then carried the San Mig Super Coffee name, another product under San Miguel Pure Foods Company, Inc. At the start of the 2014–2015 season, they changed to Purefoods Star Hothots.
- The Coca-Cola/Powerade franchise: After the San Miguel Corporation sold its majority share of the Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines back to the Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Company in 2006, the franchise was retained by the new owners. The Coca-Cola name was used until 2010. The team was renamed as the Powerade Tigers from the 2010–11 until the 2011–12 seasons.
- The Tanduay franchise: originally owned by the Elizalde Group is one of the founding teams of the league. The team was disbanded in 1987 and the PBA franchise was sold to Purefoods. When Tanduay, now owned by Lucio Tan, entered the league again in 1999, the lineage of the Elizalde Group-owned team from 1975 to 1987 were retained.
Air21 Express and Barako Bull Energy records
A unique situation regarding the Air21 Express' team records occurred before the start of the 2011–12 season when the Lina Group of Companies acquired the Redbull/Barako Bull franchise from Photokina Marketing Corporation (along with the "Barako Bull" brand). This team was renamed as the Shopinas.com Clickers at the same time, the Air21 Express team, which has been with the league since 2002 has been renamed "Barako Bull Energy". After the dismal performance of Shopinas.com during the Philippine Cup, the Lina Group decided to rename the team as Air21 Express.
While the two franchises (Barako Bull and Air21) have switched names since 2012, the Shopinas.com/Air21 team is considered as a new team, at the same time, the team records and transaction history of the FedEx/Burger King/Air21 Express before 2011 were kept by the new Barako Bull team. The lineage, team records and championships of the RedBull/Barako Bull team from 2000 to 2011 were not acquired by either Shopinas.com/Air21 or Air21/Barako Bull, although it's transaction history from trades were carried over by the Shopinas.com/Air21 team, as it has been the case for the Shell-Welcoat, Sta. Lucia-Meralco and Powerade-GlobalPort franchise purchases.
To create a distinction between the 2002–2011 Fedex/Burger King/Air21 and the Shopinas.com/Air21 franchises, the former is abbreviated as "AIR21" and the latter as "AIR21X" in the official PBA annual, "Hardcourt". In some instances, the team records of the FedEx/Burger King/Air21 franchise is "shared" with the Shopinas.com/Air21 franchise. An example is the jersey retirement of Vergel Meneses, although he played for the old FedEx/Air21 franchise, his jersey was retired for the Shopinas.com/Air21 team.
- UBC Thunderbirds (2004 PBA Fiesta Conference)
- U.S. Mail and More Pro-Am Selection (2004 PBA Fiesta Conference)
- Yonsei University (2003 Invitational)
- Magnolia Jilin Tigers (2003 Invitational)
- Novi Sad Amateur Selection (2003 Invitational)
- Northern Consolidated Cement (1985 PBA Reinforced Conference Champions)
- Philippine national basketball team (on various occasions from 1984 to 2003)
- Emtex (1977)
- Ramrod (1977)
- Nicholas Stoodley (1980 PBA Invitational Champions)
- Adidas (1980)
- South Korea (1982)
- Smart Gilas national basketball team (2009-10 and 2010-11)
Key: Red = founding franchises; yellow = 1970s; blue = 1980s; orange = 1990s; green = 2000–09; purple = 2010s
- Asensi, Francis (January 5, 1996). "Mega Bottlers for sale". Sports Weekly Magazine.
- Asensi, Francis (January 19, 1996). "Change of heart by the Bottlers". Sports Weekly Magazine.
- "Pepsi signs off". Sports Weekly Magazine. May 10, 1996.