2009–10 PBA season – Wikipedia
The 2009–10 PBA season was the 35th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). The season formally opened on October 11, 2009 and ended on August 18, 2010. The league started the season with the Philippine Cup, or the traditional All-Filipino Conference, while finishing the season with the import-laiden Fiesta Conference.
The 2009 PBA Draft was held on August 2, 2009 at the Market! Market!, and Japeth Aguilar was selected first overall by the Air21 Express. The Puerto Princesa City Government hosted the 2010 PBA All-Star Weekend at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum in Palawan on April 25, 2010.
The PBA board approved the rule changes for implementation starting in the pre-season games:
|Rule changes (effective for the 2009–10 PBA season)|
|# The three-point line’s distance is set back to 22 feet. The line was previously 20.6 feet away from the basket.
- The third set of inductees for the PBA Hall of Fame were awarded on October 9 at the Shangri-la Hotel in Makati.
- The pre-season was started on September 25 but was cut short due to the onslaught of Typhoon Ondoy in Metro Manila.
The season began on October 11 with the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants defeating the Burger King Whoppers, 90-83.
The muses for the participating teams are as follows:
2009–10 Philippine Cup
- After playing with just one game with the Burger King Whoppers, top rookie pick Japeth Aguilar was traded to Talk ‘N Text after a three-way trade involving Barako Bull. Burger Kings was able to get Barako Bull’s 2010 (previously acquired by Talk ‘N Text) and 2012 first-round picks and will also take Talk ‘N Text’s 2013 and 2014 first-round picks. Barako Bull will now have the rights on Orlando Daroya while Talk ‘N Text will get Aguilar, who will be loaned to Smart Gilas.
- Wynne Arboleda of the Burger King Whoppers was suspended without pay for the rest of the season plus one game after a violent altercation with a fan during their game against Smart Gilas last October 16. He also drew a PhP20,000 fine. While serving his suspension, Arboleda cannot be present at the playing venues during Burger King’s games.
- On October 29, 2009. The PBA commissioner Sonny Barrios announced that the games played by the Smart Gilas National Team will have no effects on the standings of the other teams of the PBA. This decision was made by the commissioner because of the intensity of the games played against Smart Gilas that resulted in the suspension of and the possibility of criminal charges against Wynne Arboleda as a result of him attacking a fan at courtside in Araneta Coliseum when the Burger King Whoppers played the Smart Gilas National Team.
- Talk ‘N Text walked out of the playing court during their quarterfinal game with Barangay Ginebra leading 27–20 with a minute left in the first quarter after Ranidel de Ocampo was called for a flagrant foul against Ronald Tubid. Besides forfeiting Game 4 to their opponent, Commissioner Sonny Barrios penalized the telecommunication franchise of fines ranging over P1 million. The P500,000 for the forfeiture (the said amount going to Barangay Ginebra as indicated to the league’s by-laws), an additional P500,000 fine, which will go directly to the league’s Players’ Educational Trust Fund, and the team’s share in the gate receipts and TV revenues for that particular game, which ranges anywhere between P200,000 to P250,000.
- ^ a b Head-to-head record: Alaska 2–0 San Miguel
- ^ a b Head-to-head record: Purefoods 1–1 Barangay Ginebra; Purefoods 0, Barangay Ginebra 0; overall point differential: Purefoods +85, Barangay Ginebra +75
- ^ a b Head-to-head record: Burger King 1–1, Coca-Cola; Burger King +10, Coca-Cola −10
- ^ Smart Gilas’s results do not count in the standings.
|9||Rain or Shine||2|
|9||Rain or Shine||90||2||San Miguel||2|
|9||Rain or Shine||99||3||Purefoods||4|
|8||Burger King||112||4||Brgy. Ginebra||0||Third place playoff|
|4||Brgy. Ginebra||3||2||San Miguel||95|
|5||Talk ‘N Text||2||4||Brgy. Ginebra||88|
Third place playoff
Mid-season break events
- The board of governors approved stiffer penalties for teams that would walk out of a game and rookie draftees who would turn their back on the league.
2010 Fiesta Conference
- Wynne Arboleda returned as an active player of the Air21 Express after he was reinstated by the Office of the Commissioner after serving eight months of suspension.
- ^ a b Second seed playoff: San Miguel 88, Derby Ace 83
- ^ a b Fifth seed playoff: Barangay Ginebra 115, Rain or Shine 88
|6||Rain or Shine||2|
|6||Rain or Shine||92||3||Derby Ace||2|
|6||Rain or Shine||98||2||San Miguel||2|
|7||Coca-Cola||100||1||Talk ‘N Text||3|
|8||Sta. Lucia||84||4||Alaska||4||Third place playoff|
|5||Brgy. Ginebra||2||1||Talk ‘N Text||113|
Third place playoff
2010 PBA All-Star Weekend
The 2010 PBA All-Star Weekend was held from April 22 to 25 at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The winners were:
Rookie-Sophomore Blitz Game
|Rookies 86, Sophomores 106|
|Scoring by quarter: 17-20, 31-20, 10-30, 29-36|
|Pts: Buenafe 25, Lanete 17, Cruz 14, Devance 14, Bono 10, Aljamal 8, Kramer 7, Eman 6.||Pts: Menor 19, Cruz 18, Urbiztondo 17, Ross 11, Marias 9, Timberlake 7, Arellano 6, Burtscher 0.|
PBA Annual Awards
- Most Valuable Player: James Yap (Derby Ace)
- Rookie of the Year: Rico Maierhofer (Derby Ace)
- First Mythical Team:
- Second Mythical Team:
- All-Defensive Team:
- Arwind Santos (San Miguel)
- Marc Pingris (Derby Ace)
- Gabe Norwood (Rain or Shine)
- Roger Yap (Derby Ace)
- Ryan Reyes (Talk ‘N Text)
- Most Improved Player: LA Tenorio (Alaska)
- Sportsmanship Award: Cyrus Baguio (Alaska)
Awards given by the PBA Press Corps
- ^ Arwind to SMB!, Zean Macamay and Gerry Ramos, Journal Online
- ^ Pingris back to Giants as PBA teams continue off-season buildup, GMANews.tv
- ^ Trades continue: Villanueva, Alvarez to Kings; Artadi, Reavis to Giants, GMANews.tv
- ^ Realtors part ways with ‘Denok’, Noli Cortez, Malaya Online Edition
- ^ Realtors remain competitive, Rey Joble, Manila Standard Today
- ^ Fil-Am Hrabak offered frontline job by Painters, Manila Bulletin
- ^ “Exec: New rules to make PBA games more exciting”. GMANEWS.TV. Archived from the original on 22 October 2009. Retrieved September 20, 2009.
- ^ PBA modifies some rules for Season 35, Malaya Online Edition.
- ^ 4 PBA greats, Jun B head Hall of Fame honorees, The Philippine Star.
- ^ Aguilar back with RP Gilas, to play against Whopper Friday, GMANews.tv
- ^ PBA suspends Arboleda for rest of the season, GMANews.tv
- ^ PBA renders Smart Gilas games no bearing, GMANews.tv
- ^ “Talk ‘N Text walks out of q’final game vs Ginebra”. 2010-02-05. Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
- ^ Talk ‘N Text fined over P1M for walkout vs Ginebra, GMANews.tv
- ^ Air21 gets De Ocampo, Ritualo in 5-player deal, GMANews.tv
- ^ a b Air21 ships Yancy to Ginebra for Alvarez, Kramer, GMANews.tv
- ^ Name dropping: Burger King is Air21 again, GMANews.tv
- ^ PBA sets hefty P10M fine for future walkouts, GMANews.tv
- ^ Arboleda returns, Guiao takes a leave for slumping Express, GMANews.tv
- ^ ALL-STAR POLL AT VENUES, ONLINE, PBA.ph