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2000 PBA season

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Picked by  Sta. Lucia Realtors
Commissioner's Cup champions  San Miguel Beermen
Start date  2000
Top draft pick  Paolo Mendoza
All-Filipino Cup champions  Alaska Milkmen
Governors Cup champions  San Miguel Beermen
Number of teams  10
Season MVP  Danny Ildefonso
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Duration  February 20, 2000 – December 20, 2000
TV partner  PBA on Viva TV (Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation)
Similar  2001 PBA season, 1998 PBA season, 2003 PBA season, 2008–09 PBA season, 1996 PBA season

The 2000 PBA season was the 26th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).


Executive committee

  • Emilio Bernardino, Jr. (Commissioner)
  • Wilfred Steven Uytengsu (Chairman, Alaska Milkmen)
  • Ignatius Yenko(Vice-Chairman, Mobiline Phone Pals)
  • Alberto Villa-Abrille, Jr. (Treasurer, San Miguel Beermen)
  • Notable occurrences

  • PBA's TV partner, Vintage Television was absorbed by Viva Entertainment.
  • Batang Red Bull Energizers entered the league as an expansion team.
  • The league celebrated their silver anniversary on April 9, 2000 with the awarding of the PBA's 25 greatest players.
  • The league forfeited Batang Red Bull's wins when 18-year-old Kerby Raymundo was found to have deficient academic credentials. He would later return to the team in 2001.
  • It was the year when a crackdown of alleged fake Fil-foreign cagers led to deportations of Asi Taulava and Sonny Alvarado. Eric Menk, Danny Seigle and Chris Jackson were among those suspended by the PBA.
  • The Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) revoked the Filipino citizenship of Tanduay's Sonny Alvarado as it uncovered that the player used fraudulent papers; consequently, the BID ordered Alvarado's deportation.
  • Alvarado's deportation affected the season's All-Filipino Cup semifinal round after PBA commissioner Jun Bernardino forfeited two of Tanduay's semifinal wins (Games 2 and 3) against Purefoods, since Alvarado played on those games (he didn't play on the first game). With the forfeitures, the series would have resumed on Game 4 with Purefoods leading the series 2–1; however, Tanduay secured a temporary restraining order (TRO) that prevented the league from staging Game 4 of their series. This has been the first time a PBA game has been suspended via a court order.
  • Opening ceremonies

    The muses for the participating teams are as follows:


  • All-Filipino Cup: Alaska Milkmen
  • Commissioner's Cup: San Miguel Beermen
  • Governor's Cup: San Miguel Beermen
  • Team with best win-loss percentage: San Miguel Beermen (40–18, .690)
  • Best Team of the Year: San Miguel Beermen (6th)
  • ABC-PBA All-Star Game

    As celebration to the league's twenty-fifth anniversary, the league and the Asian Basketball Confederation (now FIBA Asia) held the ABC-PBA All-Star Game. Controversy ensued when ABC team member Rommel Adducul (who was also playing for the Manila Metrostars of the Metropolitan Basketball Association) had to be late due to his commitments with the Metrostars. Adducul earlier played against the Pasig-Rizal Pirates, a few kilometers away from the ABC-PBA All-Star venue.

    August 6, 2000 at the PhilSports Arena

    Individual awards

  • Most Valuable Player: Danny Ildefonso (San Miguel)
  • Rookie of the Year: Davonn Harp (Red Bull)
  • Sportsmanship Award: Freddie Abuda (San Miguel)
  • Most Improved Player: Mark Telan (Shell)
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Freddie Abuda (San Miguel)
  • Mythical Five
  • Danny Ildefonso (San Miguel)
  • Danny Seigle (San Miguel)
  • Olsen Racela (San Miguel)
  • Alvin Patrimonio (Purefoods)
  • Kenneth Duremdes (Alaska)
  • Mythical Second Team
  • Dindo Pumaren (Purefoods)
  • Jeffrey Cariaso (Tanduay)
  • Bong Hawkins (Alaska)
  • Rudy Hatfield (Tanduay)
  • Marlou Aquino (Sta. Lucia)
  • All Defensive Team
  • Chris Jackson (Shell)
  • Freddie Abuda (San Miguel)
  • Rey Evangelista (Purefoods)
  • Jeffrey Cariaso (Tanduay)
  • Dindo Pumaren (Purefoods)
  • Awards given by the PBA Press Corps

  • Coach of the Year: Jong Uichico (San Miguel)
  • Mr. Quality Minutes: Boybits Victoria (San Miguel)
  • Executive of the Year: Buddy Encarnado (Sta. Lucia)
  • Comeback Player of the Year: Ato Agustin (Red Bull)
  • Referee of the Year: Ernie de Leon
  • References

    2000 PBA season Wikipedia

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