Who was the first player to win MVP in the Philippines basketball association?
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of 10 company-branded franchised teams. It is the first and oldest professional basketball league in Asia and the second oldest in the world after the NBA. The league's regulations are a hybrid of rules from FIBA and the NBA.
Wat Misaka, who was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1947, was recently honored by the Knicks basketball franchise at a presentation during a game at Madison Square Garden. Misaka was the first non-white person to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA which was then known as the Basketball Association of America or BAA).
On November 1, 1946, Ossie Schectman scored the first basket in the first game for the Basketball Association of America. The Basketball Association of America expanded in 1949 and became known as the National Basketball Association. So Ossie Schectman is credited with having scored the first basket in NBA history.
Basketball. In his honor, the NBA named its annual league Most Valuable Player trophy the Maurice Podoloff Trophy. Maurice Podoloff (August 18, 1890 - November 24, 1985) was a U.S. lawyer and basketball and ice hockey administrator. He was the first president of the National Basketball Association. He served from the league's founding as the Basketball Association of America in 1946 until 1963.