1948–49 Indianapolis Jets season

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1948–49 Indianapolis Jets season
Head coach Bruce Hale (4–13)
Burl Fiddle (14–29)
Arena Hinkle Fieldhouse
Results
Record 18–42 (.300)
Place Division: 6th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1948–49 BAA season was the Jets' 1st and only season in the NBA/BAA and 8th and final season as a franchise.[1] After the season, the NBL would merge with the BAA to form the NBA. As a result, the Jets ceased operations and were subsequently replaced by the Indianapolis Olympians.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1948 BAA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 2 George Kok C  United States Arkansas
Alex Hannum F/C  United States USC
Andy Kostecka F  United States Georgetown
Ray Lumpp G  United States NYU
Dick Wehr F  United States Rice

Roster[edit]

1948–49 Indianapolis Jets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 44 B. Black, Charles 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1921-06-15 Kansas
G/F 66 Brookfield, Price 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1920-05-11 West Texas State
G/F 22 Byrnes, Tommy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1923-02-19 Seton Hall
F/C 30/70 Eskridge, Jack 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1924-01-21 Kansas
F/C 99 Glamack, George 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1918-06-07 North Carolina
G/F 22 Hale, Bruce 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1918-08-30 Santa Clara
G/F 55 Hamilton, Ralph 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1921-06-10 Indiana
PG 60 Kirk, Walt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1924-09-03 Illinois
F 70 Kostecka, Andy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1921-02-10 Georgetown
G/F 20 Lewis, Freddie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1921-01-06 Eastern Kentucky
G 40 Lumpp, Ray 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1923-07-11 NYU
G/F Maddox, Jack 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1919-12-10 West Texas State
C 77 Mahnken, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1922-06-16 Georgetown
G 20 Malamed, Lionel 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1924-11-15 CCNY
F/C 50 Mandic, John 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1919-10-03 Oregon State
F/C 44 Mogus, Leo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1921-04-13 Youngstown State
G/F 33 Nagy, Fritz 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1924-01-03 Akron
G/F Napolitano, Paul 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1923-02-03 San Francisco
G 55 Passaglia, Marty 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1919-04-22 Santa Clara
F/C Pugh, Roy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1922-10-16 SMU
C Springer, Jim 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1926-06-17
G Spruill, Jim 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1923-02-26 Rice
G/F 20 Tidrick, Hal 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1915-08-04 Washington & Jefferson
F/C 77 Towery, Blackie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1920-06-20 Western Kentucky
F 60 Wehr, Dick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1925-12-09 Rice
Head coach

Burl Friddle


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

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1948–49 BAA records
Team BAL BOS CHI FWP IND MIN NYK PHI PRO ROC STL WAS
Baltimore 4–2 1–4 4–1 5–0 1–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–3 3–3
Boston 2–4 0–5 4–1 3–2 2–3 3–3 3–3 3–3 1–4 3–2 1–5
Chicago 4–1 5–0 4–2 5–1 2–4 3–2 2–3 5–0 2–4 3–3 3–2
Fort Wayne 1–4 1–4 2–4 3–3 2–4 1–4 5–0 4–1 0–6 1–4 2–3
Indianapolis 0–5 2–3 1-5 3–3 0–6 1–4 1–4 4–1 1–5 3–3 2–3
Minneapolis 4–1 3–2 4–2 4–2 6–0 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–2 4–2 2–3
New York 4–2 3–3 2–3 4–1 4–1 1–4 2–4 5–1 1–4 3–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 3–2 0–5 4–1 1–4 4–2 6–0 0–5 3–2 2–4
Providence 4–2 3–3 0–5 1–4 1–4 0–5 1–5 0–6 2–3 0–5 0–6
Rochester 4–1 4–1 4–2 6–0 5–1 2–4 4–1 5–0 3–2 6–0 2–3
St. Louis 3–2 2–3 3–3 4–1 3–3 2–4 2–3 2–3 5–0 0–6 2–3
Washington 3–3 5–1 2–3 3–2 3–2 3–2 3–2 4–2 6–0 3–2 3–2

Game log[edit]

# Date Opponent Score Record
1 November 1 St. Louis 84–80 1–0
2 November 5 New York 71–87 1–1
3 November 6 @ Rochester 58–69 1–2
4 November 9 Baltimore 64–65 1–3
5 November 13 @ Chicago 72–79 1–4
6 November 14 @ Fort Wayne 73–79 1–5
7 November 16 Philadelphia 82–90 1–6
8 November 18 @ Philadelphia 71–83 1–7
9 November 19 @ Boston 70–75 1–8
10 November 20 @ Providence 110–107 2–8
11 November 23 Minneapolis 82–88 2–9
12 November 25 Boston 81–66 3–9
13 November 27 @ Washington 76–94 3–10
14 November 30 Fort Wayne 62–77 3–11
15 December 2 @ Baltimore 78–90 3–12
16 December 4 @ New York 63–66 3–13
17 December 7 Washington 94–78 4–13
18 December 13 New York 74–80 4–14
19 December 14 vs Baltimore 75–88 4–15
20 December 15 @ Minneapolis 61–79 4–16
21 December 17 Chicago 67–71 4–17
22 December 21 Rochester 71–84 4–18
23 December 23 Fort Wayne 71–60 5–18
24 December 26 @ St. Louis 65–75 5–19
25 December 30 @ Philadelphia 91–94 5–20
26 January 1 @ Providence 78–77 6–20
27 January 4 New York 63–58 7–20
28 January 6 Rochester 73–62 8–20
29 January 8 @ Washington 81–89 8–21
30 January 9 @ Fort Wayne 78–80 8–22
31 January 11 Providence 90–67 9–22
32 January 14 Chicago 61–88 9–23
33 January 16 @ Minneapolis 66–75 9–24
34 January 18 Minneapolis 56–81 9–25
35 January 19 vs Rochester 66–70 9–26
36 January 23 @ St. Louis 91–73 10–26
37 January 25 St. Louis 65–53 11–26
38 January 28 Fort Wayne 77–63 12–26
39 January 29 vs Chicago 81–87 (OT) 12–27
40 February 1 Washington 83–69 13–27
41 February 2 @ Washington 57–83 13–28
42 February 4 @ Boston 64–75 13–29
43 February 5 @ Baltimore 75–87 13–30
44 February 7 Philadelphia 90–73 14–30
45 February 9 @ Fort Wayne 70–67 15–30
46 February 10 @ Philadelphia 87–108 15–31
47 February 12 @ Providence 78–91 15–32
48 February 15 Baltimore 69–82 15–33
49 February 18 Rochester 53–65 15–34
50 February 19 @ Rochester 73–87 15–35
51 February 20 @ Chicago 72–95 15–36
52 February 22 Boston 74–68 16–36
53 February 26 @ New York 76–81 16–37
54 March 1 Chicago 79–69 17–37
55 March 3 Minneapolis 79–82 17–38
56 March 7 Boston 86–107 17–39
57 March 9 St. Louis 80–81 17–40
58 March 12 vs Minneapolis 69–97 17–41
59 March 13 @ St. Louis 86–87 17–42
60 March 15 Providence 90–84 18–42

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