PBA Hall of Fame

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The Philippine Basketball Association Hall of Fame is an institution that honors selected former players and personalities of the Philippine Basketball Association. It was launched in May 29, 2005 during the Reunion Game pitting two teams consisting of the 25 Greatest Players in PBA History. In 2005, it inducted its first 12 members to the group.


Year Inductee Achievements
2005 Robert Jaworski 1978 PBA Most Valuable Player. 23 seasons in the PBA as player and coach.
Ramon Fernandez Four-time PBA Most Valuable Player (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988)
Atoy Co 1979 PBA Most Valuable Player
Philip Cezar 1980 PBA Most Valuable Player
Bogs Adornado Three-time PBA Most Valuable Player (1975, 1976, 1981)
Francis Arnaiz Three-time Mythical Five member. Played 12 seasons for Toyota and Ginebra San Miguel
Baby Dalupan Led three teams (Crispa, Great Taste & Purefoods) to PBA titles as coach. The first grand slam winning coach (1976)
Leo Prieto Founding PBA Commissioner
Emerson Coseteng Founding PBA President (1975)
Rudy Salud Third PBA commissioner; drafted league constitution
Danny Floro Crispa Redmanizers team manager
José María "Joe" Cantada Play-by-play commentator for Vintage Sports during the 1980s
2007 Abet Guidaben Two-time PBA Most Valuable Player (1983, 1987)
Manny Paner One of the top big men in the league's early years.
Danny Florencio Played several years with Toyota.
Norman Black PBA import and later coach of the grand slam winning San Miguel Beermen in 1989
Ron Jacobs Head coach (Northern Cement and San Miguel).
Domingo Itchon Second PBA president (1976-1982), Tanduay (Elizalde era) team manager, Philippines men's national basketball team manager
Danding Cojuangco Team owner (Northern Cement, San Miguel Beermen, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, and Star Hotshots)
Dante Silverio Head coach (Toyota, Shell). Winning coach of five PBA titles.
Tony Siddayao Sportswriter
Delfin "Pinggoy" Pengson Play-by-play commentator for Vintage Sports during the 1980s
2009 Bobby Parks Seven-time Best Import awardee.
Allan Caidic 1987 Rookie of the Year, 1990 PBA Most Valuable Player
Samboy Lim Known as The Skywalker for his daredevil drives to the basket.
Hector Calma Known as The Director for his manning at the point guard spot.
Ricardo Brown Rookie of the Year (1983), MVP (1985), the first Filipino-American to play in the PBA, drafted by Houston Rockets in 1979.
Jun Bernardino Fifth commissioner of the PBA
Carlos "Honeyboy" Palanca III PBA president and former team governor of Ginebra San Miguel.
2011 Alvin Patrimonio Four-time PBA Most Valuable Player (1991, 1993, 1994, 1997)
Billy Ray Bates Import of the 1983 Crispa Redmanizers grand slam squad
Freddie Hubalde 1977 PBA Most Valuable Player
Tommy Manotoc Head coach (U/Tex, San Miguel Beer, Crispa).
Valentin "Tito" Eduque Head coach (Concepcion/Carrier, Mariwasa-Honda, YCO-Tanduay, Galerie Dominique, Manila Beer).
Mariano Yenko Second commissioner of the PBA.
Carlos "Bobong" Velez CEO of Vintage Enterprises, Inc., the coveror of the PBA games from 1982 to 2002.
2013 Lim Eng Beng 1978 mythical five member, one of the 25 Greatest Players in PBA History.
Ed Ocampo Head coach (Royal Tru-Orange, Toyota, Pepsi).
Ronnie Magsanoc Four-time mythical team member (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992). One of the 25 Greatest Players in PBA History.
Benjie Paras Two-time MVP awardee (1989, 1999). The only Rookie to win the MVP award. One of the 25 Greatest Players in PBA History.

Ceremony dates and locations[edit]

Date Location Venue
May 2005 Quezon City Araneta Coliseum
April 8, 2007 Quezon City Araneta Coliseum
October 9, 2009 Makati City Shangri-la Hotel Makati
October 2, 2011 Quezon City Smart Araneta Coliseum[1]
November 17, 2013 Quezon City Smart Araneta Coliseum[2]


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