2002 PBA season

The 2002 PBA season was the 28th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

2002 PBA season
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2002 PBA season
DurationFebruary 10, 2002 – December 25, 2002
Number of teams10
TV partner(s)Local: Viva TV (IBC)
International: The Filipino Channel
Draft
Top draft pickYancy de Ocampo
Picked byFedEx Express
Conferences
Governors Cup championsPurefoods TJ Hotdogs
  Runners-upAlaska Aces
Commissioner's Cup championsBatang Red Bull Thunder
  Runners-upTalk 'N Text Phone Pals
All-Filipino Cup championsCoca-Cola Tigers
  Runners-upAlaska Aces
Awards
Season MVPWillie Miller
(Batang Red Bull Thunder)
Seasons

Board of governorsEdit

Executive committeeEdit

  • Emilio Bernardino, Jr. (Commissioner)
  • Francisco Alejo III (Chairman, representing Purefoods TJ Hotdogs)
  • Casiano Cabalan Jr. (Vice-Chairman, representing Barangay Ginebra Kings)
  • Angelito Alvarez (Treasurer, representing FedEx Express)

TeamsEdit

Team Company Governor Alternate Governor
Alaska Aces Alaska Milk Corporation Wilfred Steven Uytengsu Joaquin Trillo
Barangay Ginebra Kings La Tondeña Distillers, Inc. Casiano Cabalan Jr. Ira Daniel Maniquis
Batang Red Bull Thunder Photokina Marketing Corporation George Chua Manuel Mendoza
Coca Cola Tigers Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. Jose Bayani Baylon Emmanuel Puno
FedEx Express Airfrieght 2100, Inc. Angelito Alvarez
Purefoods TJ Hotdogs Purefoods Corporation Francisco Alejo III Ely Capacio
Sta. Lucia Realtors Sta. Lucia Realty and Development Corporation Manuel Encarnado Ariel Magno
San Miguel Beermen San Miguel Brewery, Inc. Alberto Malapit
Shell Turbo Chargers Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation Roberto Kanapi
Talk 'N Text Phone Pals Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Victorino Vargas Al Panlilio

Notable occurrencesEdit

  • The league revised its season calendar to accommodate the participation of its players for the upcoming 2002 Asian Games. The Governors' Cup became the first conference of the season while the All-Filipino became the third and final conference.[citation needed]
  • The pool for the national team were divided into two teams: Selecta-RP and Hapee-RP. Both teams participated for the Governors' Cup. The teams were later merged to form the final lineup of the national team in the Commissioner's Cup, retaining the Selecta-RP branding.
  • Talk 'N Text coach Bill Bayno was fined PHP200,000 after publicly criticizing the league and its official.[1] This came after Bayno branded the league as "San Miguel Basketball Association" and charged the league officials are favoring the four SMC-owned teams (San Miguel Beermen, Barangay Ginebra Kings, Coca Cola Tigers and Purefoods TJ Hotdogs).[2]
  • This was the last season in which the Commissioner's and Governors Cup were disputed before the tournaments were reinstated in the 2010-11 season. They were replaced in 2003 by the Invitational and Reinforced Conferences in 2003, and eventually the Fiesta Conference in 2004 after the league reduced the number of conferences in a PBA season to two.

Opening ceremoniesEdit

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Alaska Aces Pia Guanio
Batang Red Bull Thunder Assunta de Rossi and Alessandra de Rossi
Barangay Ginebra Kings Rica Peralejo
Coca-Cola Tigers Thalia Parks and Yeng Serrano
FedEx Express Patricia Coronado
Purefoods TJ Hotdogs Zorayda Andam
San Miguel Beermen Anna Shire
Shell Turbo Chargers LJ Moreno
Sta. Lucia Realtors Juliet Duncan
Talk 'N Text Phone Pals Cheska Garcia

2002 PBA Governors' CupEdit

Elimination roundEdit

Pos Team W L PCT GB Qualification
1 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 9 2 .818 Twice-to-beat in the quarterfinals
2 Coca-Cola Tigers 8 3 .727[a] 1
3 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 8 3 .727[a] 1
4 Alaska Aces 6 5 .545[b] 3
5 FedEx Express 6 5 .545[b] 3 Twice-to-win in the quarterfinals
6 Batang Red Bull Thunder 6 5 .545[b] 3
7 Sta. Lucia Realtors 5 6 .455[c] 4
8 San Miguel Beermen 5 6 .455[c] 4
9 RP-Hapee Toothpaste (G) 4 7 .364[d] 5
10 RP-Selecta Ice Cream (G) 4 7 .364[d] 5
11 Barangay Ginebra Kings 3 8 .273 6
12 Shell Turbo Chargers 2 9 .182 7
Source: PBA.ph
(G) Guest
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Coca-Cola 1–0 Purefoods
  2. ^ a b c Head-to-head differential: Alaska +9, FedEx +6, Red Bull −15
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Sta. Lucia 1–0 San Miguel
  4. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Hapee 1–0 Selecta

PlayoffsEdit

QuarterfinalsSemifinals
(Best-of-5)
Finals
(Best-of-7)
#1 twice-to-beat
1Talk 'N Text7070
8San Miguel7981
8San Miguel2
#4 twice-to-beat
4Alaska3
4Alaska74
5FedEx71
4Alaska3
#2 twice-to-beat
3Purefoods4
2Coca Cola75
7Sta. Lucia65
2Coca Cola2Third place playoff
#3 twice-to-beat
3Purefoods3
3Purefoods82
8San Miguel63
6Red Bull77
2Coca Cola75

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7
Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs 4–3 Alaska Aces 73–79 102–106 (2OT) 80–66 82–76 84–72 78–85 91–76

2002 PBA Commissioner's CupEdit

Elimination roundEdit

Pos Team W L PCT GB Qualification
1 Batang Red Bull Thunder 7 3 .700[a] Twice-to-beat in the quarterfinals
2 Sta. Lucia Realtors 7 3 .700[a]
3 Alaska Aces 6 4 .600[b] 1
4 San Miguel Beermen 6 4 .600[b] 1
5 Coca-Cola Tigers 6 4 .600[b] 1 Twice-to-win in the quarterfinals
6 FedEx Express 6 4 .600[b] 1
7 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 5 5 .500 2
8 Shell Velocity 4 6 .400 3
9 RP-Selecta Ice Cream (G) 3 7 .300[c] 4
10 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 3 7 .300[c] 4
11 Barangay Ginebra Kings 2 8 .200 5
Source: PBA.ph
(G) Guest
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Red Bull 1–0 Sta. Lucia
  2. ^ a b c d Head-to-head record: Alaska 3–0, San Miguel 2–1, Coca-Cola 1–2, FedEx 0–3
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Selecta 1–0 Purefoods

PlayoffsEdit

QuarterfinalsSemifinals
(Best-of-5)
Finals
(Best-of-7)
#1 twice-to-beat
1Red Bull73
8Shell54
1Red Bull3
#4 twice-to-beat
4San Miguel1
4San Miguel8090
5Coca-Cola8484
1Red Bull4
#2 twice-to-beat
7Talk 'N Text3
2Sta. Lucia7970
7Talk 'N Text8780
7Talk 'N Text3Third place playoff
#3 twice-to-beat
3Alaska2
3Alaska7682
4San Miguel88
6FedEx7967
3Alaska85

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7
Batang Red Bull Thunder 4–3 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 100–102 96–86 71–80 89–81 55–77 86–78 67–60

2002 PBA All-Filipino CupEdit

Elimination roundEdit

Pos Team W L PCT GB Qualification
1 Batang Red Bull Thunder 8 1 .889 Advance to semifinals
2 San Miguel Beermen 6 3 .667[a] 2
3 Coca-Cola Tigers 6 3 .667[a] 2 Advance to quarterfinals
4 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 5 4 .556[b] 3
5 Alaska Aces 5 4 .556[b] 3
6 Sta. Lucia Realtors 4 5 .444[c] 4
7 Shell Velocity 4 5 .444[c] 4
8 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 3 6 .333[d] 5
9 Barangay Ginebra Kings 3 6 .333[d] 5
10 FedEx Express 1 8 .111 7
Source: PBA.ph
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: San Miguel 1–0 Coca-Cola
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Alaska 1–0 Talk 'N Text
  3. ^ a b Sixth-seed playoff: Sta. Lucia 70–69 Shell
  4. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Barangay Ginebra 1–0 Purefoods

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals
(One-game playoff)
Semifinals
(Best-of-3)
Finals
(Best-of-5)
1 Red Bull 1
4 Talk 'N Text 63 5 Alaska 2
5 Alaska 82 5 Alaska 1
3 Coca-Cola 3
2 San Miguel 1
3 Coca-Cola 64 3 Coca-Cola 2
6 Sta. Lucia 61 Third place
1 Red Bull 81
2 San Miguel 83

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
Coca-Cola Tigers 3–1 Alaska Aces 67–70 72–69 (OT) 62–60 (OT) 78–63

AwardsEdit

Awards given by the PBA Press CorpsEdit

  • Coach of the Year: Ryan Gregorio (Purefoods)
  • Mr. Quality Minutes: Ato Morano (Coca-Cola)
  • Executive of the Year: George C. Chua (Red Bull)
  • Comeback Player of the Year: Ronnie Magsanoc (Purefoods)
  • Referee of the Year: Mario Montiel

Cumulative standingsEdit

Champion
Runner-up
Semifinalist
Quarterfinalist
Eliminations
Team GP W L PCT Best finish
Coca-Cola Tigers 47 31 16 .659 Champion
Batang Red Bull Thunder 47 30 17 .638 Champion
Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 47 27 20 .574 Runner-up
San Miguel Beermen 49 26 23 .530 Semifinalist
Alaska Aces 59 31 28 .525 Runner-up
Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs 43 22 21 .511 Champion
Sta. Lucia Realtors 35 17 18 .485 Quarterfinalist
FedEx Express 33 14 19 .424 Quarterfinalist
Shell Turbo Chargers 32 10 22 .312 Quarterfinalist
Barangay Ginebra Kings 30 8 22 .266 Eliminations

ReferencesEdit