1941–42 Fort Wayne Pistons season

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1941–42 Fort Wayne Pistons season
Record15–9 (.625)
PlaceDivision: 2 (tied with Akron Goodyear Wingfoots)
Playoff finishLost to Oshkoh All-Stars, 2-1 in NBL Championship

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1941–42 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons season was the inaugural season of the franchise in the National Basketball League. The team was led by guard Bobby McDermott who would go on to become one of the best shooters in NBL history and the league's all time leader in points. The Pistons finished the season with a record of 15 wins and 9 losses which earned them the #2 seed in the inaugural NBL Playoffs. In the first round the team defeated the Akron Goodyear Wingfoots in the games before losing to the Oshkoh All-Stars in 3 Games in the Championship series.


Rank Player Position
1 Robert McDermott G
2 Herm Schaefer G-F
3 Curly Armstrong G-F
4 Blackie Towery F-C
5 Elmer Gainer F-C
6 Jack Keller F-G
7 Kenneth Oberbruner F-G
8 Paul Birch F-G
9 Dale Hamilton G-F
10 Don Beery G
11 James Hilgemann G[1]

League standings[edit]

Team Wins Loses Pct.
Oshkosh All-Stars 20 4 .833
Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons 15 9 .625
Akron Goodyear Wingfoots 15 9 .625
Indianapolis Kautskys 12 11 .522
Sheboygan Redskins 10 14 .417
Chicago Bruins 8 15 .348
Toledo Jim White Chevrolets 3 21 .125[2]