1949–50 Fort Wayne Pistons season

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1949–50 Fort Wayne Pistons season
Head coach Murray Mendenhall
Arena North Side High School Gym
Results
Record 40–28 (.588)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Playoff finish Central Division Finals
(eliminated 0-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WGL
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NBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 3 Bob Harris F/C  United States Oklahoma State
2 - John Oldham G  United States Western Kentucky
3 - Fred Schaus F  United States West Virginia
4 - Jerry Nagel G  United States Loyola (IL)

Roster[edit]

Fort Wayne Pistons 1949–50 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G/F 3 United States Armstrong, Curly 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Indiana
F/C 12 United States Black, Charles B. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Kansas
F/C 10 United States Carpenter, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) East Texas State
F/C 14 United States Harris, Bob 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oklahoma State
C 16 United States Henry, Bill 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Rice
G 5 United States Johnson, Ralph 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Huntington
F/C 15 United States Kerris, Jack 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Loyola (IL)
G/F 7 United States Klier, Leo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Notre Dame
G 6 United States Klueh, Duane 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Indiana State
C 15 United States Mahnken, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Georgetown
G 9 United States Nagel, Jerry 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Loyola (IL)
G/F 5 United States Niemiera, Richie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Notre Dame
G 4 United States Oldham, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Western Kentucky
F 8 United States Schaus, Fred 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) West Virginia
F/C 12 United States Schultz, Howie 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Hamline
F/C 17 United States Wager, Clint 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Saint Mary's (MN)
Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Minneapolis Lakers 51 17 .750 - 30-1 18-16 3-0 16-8
x-Rochester Royals 51 17 .750 - 33-1 17-6 1-0 15-9
x-Fort Wayne Pistons 40 28 .588 11 28-6 12-22 - 14-10
x-Chicago Stags 40 28 .588 11 18-6 14–21 8-1 11-13
St. Louis Bombers 26 42 .382 25 17-14 7–26 2-2 4-20


Playoffs[edit]

Central Division Tiebreaker[edit]

Fort Wayne Pistons vs. Chicago Stags: Pistons win series 1-0

  • Game 1 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 86, Chicago 69

Central Division Semifinals[edit]

  • (2) Rochester Royals vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Pistons win series 2-0
  • Game 1 @ Rochester: Fort Wayne 90, Rochester 84
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne 79, Rochester 78 (OT)

Central Division Finals[edit]

  • Central Division: (1) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Fort Wayne Pistons: Lakers win series 2-0
  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 93, Fort Wayne 79
  • Game 2 @ Fort Wayne: Minneapolis 89, Fort Wayne 82

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]