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1985 PBA season

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Number of teams  6 + 1
Start date  1985
Season MVP  Ricardo Brown
Runners-up  Magnolia Ice Cream
Top draft pick  Sonny Cabatu
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Duration  March 3, 1985 – November 28, 1985
Picked by  Shell Azodrin Bugbusters
Open Conference champions  Great Taste Coffee Makers
All-Filipino Conference champions  Great Taste Coffee Makers
TV partner  PBA on Vintage Sports (People's Television Network)
Similar  1994 PBA season, 1998 PBA season, 2008–09 PBA season, 1990 PBA season

The 1985 PBA season was the 11th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).


Season highlights

  • The season marked the first time without the famed Crispa Redmanizers participating in the league. New team Shell Azodrin Bugbusters takes over the franchise of the defunct winningest ballclub.
  • The PBA found a new home in the University of Life Theater and Recreational Arena (ULTRA) in Pasig after 10 years of playing at the Araneta Coliseum.
  • The Great Taste Coffee Makers continued its dynasty as they won their fourth straight title during the season and almost a Grandslam of sorts.
  • Guest amateur team Northern Consolidated (NCC) won the PBA Third Conference crown over the Manila Beer Brewmasters and recorded the first-ever 4-0 finals sweep in league history.
  • Opening ceremonies

    The muses for the participating teams are as follows:


  • Open Conference: Great Taste Coffee Makers
  • All-Filipino Conference: Great Taste Coffee Makers
  • Reinforced Conference: Northern Consolidated (NCC)
  • Team with best win-loss percentage: Great Taste Coffee Makers (44-27, .620)
  • Best Team of the Year: Great Taste Coffee Makers (2nd)
  • Individual awards

  • Most Valuable Player: Ricardo Brown (Great Taste)
  • Rookie of the Year: Leo Austria (Shell)
  • Most Improved Player: Padim Israel (Tanduay)
  • Best Import (Open): Norman Black (Magnolia)
  • Best Import (Reinforced): Michael Hackett (Ginebra)
  • Mythical Five:
  • Ricardo Brown (Great Taste)
  • Willie Pearson (Great Taste)
  • Abet Guidaben (Tanduay/Manila Beer)
  • Manny Victorino (Great Taste)
  • Bogs Adornado (Shell)
  • Mythical Second Team:
  • Robert Jaworski (Ginebra)
  • Willie Generalao (Tanduay)
  • Ramon Fernandez (Manila Beer/Tanduay)
  • Philip Cezar (Shell)
  • Abe King (Great Taste)
  • All-Defensive Team:
  • Chito Loyzaga (Ginebra)
  • Philip Cezar (Shell)
  • Elpidio Villamin (Manila Beer)
  • Robert Jaworski (Ginebra)
  • Abe King (Great Taste)
  • References

    1985 PBA season Wikipedia