Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (Basketball Federation of the Philippines) or the SBP is the national sport association for basketball in the Philippines, formed from the merging of the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) and Pilipinas Basketball (PB).

It was formed in order to fix a long running feud in Philippine basketball that resulted in FIBA suspending the country from participating in FIBA-sanctioned events. Both groups signed a joint communique during the FIBA Congress in Saitama, Japan in September 2006.

Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, and owner of the PBA’s Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters was named as the first president of the organization on February 5, 2007.