PBA Reinforced Conference

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
PBA Reinforced Conference
Tournament information
Location varies per season
Month played varies per season
Established 1985
Final year 2003
Format See tournament format
Final champion
Coca-Cola Tigers (1st title)

The PBA Reinforced Conference was a tournament held during a Philippine Basketball Association season from 1985-1989, and again in 2003. The tournament usually allows team to hire one or two imports, although the 2003 edition rules that teams sign foreign players with a height-limit of 6-4 below.

History

The first edition of the tournament began in the 1985 PBA season with guest team, the famed Northern Consolidated RP national squad winning over Manila Beer, via a four-game sweep.

A year later, Tanduay defeated Great Taste to win the title. But, from 1987-1989, San Miguel Beer dominated the tournament. In 1987, they defeated the Hills Bros Coffee Kings in five games. A season later, the Beermen beat Shell, 4-1, and in 1989, they beat arch-rival Anejo Rhum, to complete the 1989 grand slam.

The tournament took a hiatus for the next 14-years, before new commissioner Noli Eala, revived the conference in 2003. The tournament allowed teams to take an import, with a maximum height limit of 6-4 below. The Coca-Cola Tigers, defeated sister team, and defending champion San Miguel Beermen (technically defending the titles won from 1987-1989) in seven games.

In 2004, the league scrapped the said name, replacing it with the PBA Fiesta Conference.

Reinforced Conference Champions

Reinforced Conference individual awards

See also

External links

  • PBA.ph
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=PBA_Reinforced_Conference&oldid=845407738"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PBA_Reinforced_Conference
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "PBA Reinforced Conference"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA