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1986: First season

After the temporary departure of the Magnolia team prior to the start of the 1986 PBA season, the league was reduced to only five teams.

Alaska Milk Corporation was then accepted as the league’s sixth team April of that year just before the start of the new season. Alaska acquired several holdovers from the old Magnolia team (Marte Saldana, Rudy Distrito and Biboy Ravanes among others) for their inaugural campaign.

Alaska’s imports for the 1986 Reinforced Conference were former Utah Jazz 6’4” guard Jerry Lee Eaves and former Toyota import Donnie Ray Koonce. In its very first conference, Alaska placed  third behind Tanduay, Great Taste, and Ginebra.

Norman Black stayed with Alaska as its import for the 1986 Open Conference, teaming up with an import by the name of Mike Morrison.

  • Dennis Abbatuan
  • Teodocio ‘Teddy’ Alfarero
  • Alejo ‘Pongkee’ Alolor
  • Noli Banate
  • Reynaldo ‘Rey’ Cuenco
  • Rudy Distrito
  • Frankie Lim
  • Reynaldo Ramos Jr.
  • Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Relosa
  • Marte Saldana
  • Arnulfo ‘Arnie’ Tuadles
  • Ludovico ‘Naning’ Valenciano
  • Norman Black (Import & Open Conference)
  • Keith Morrison (Import & Open Conference)
  • Donnie Ray Koonce (Import & Reinforced Conference)
  • Jerry Lee Eaves (Import & Reinforced Conference)

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