1949–50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks season

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1949–50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks season
Head coach Roger Potter (1–6)
Red Auerbach (28–29)
Arena Wharton Field House
Results
Record 29–35 (.453)
Place Division: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Division Semifinals
(eliminated 1–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1949–50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks season was their first season in the National Basketball Association.

Roster[edit]

Tri-Cities Blackhawks 1949–50 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G/F United States Berce, Gene 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Marquette
F/C 13 United States Chaney, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) LSU
SF 11 United States Eddleman, Dike 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Illinois
F/C 12 United States Englund, Gene 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Wisconsin
G/F 18 United States Gibson, Dee 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Western Kentucky
G 8 United States Hassett, Billy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Notre Dame
C 20 United States Henry, Bill 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Rice
PF 12 United States Kerris, Jack 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Loyola
PG 4 United States Kirk, Walt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Illinois
C 12 United States Mahnken, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Georgetown
PF 15 United States Nichols, Jack 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Washington
F/C 9 United States Nostrand, George 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Wyoming
C 15 United States Otten, Don 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Bowling Green
F/C 20 United States Otten, Mac 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Bowling Green
SG United States Owens, Red 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Baylor
G/F 7 United States Perkins, Warren 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Tulane
F/C 96 United States Ray, Don 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Western Kentucky
G/F United States Schulz, Dick 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Wisconsin
F/C 21 United States Todorovich, Mike 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Wyoming
G/F 8 United States Vance, Gene 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Illinois
G/F 6 United States Von Nieda, Whitey 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Penn State
G 17 United States Wier, Murray 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Iowa
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Indianapolis Olympians 39 25 .609 24–7 12–16 3–2 26–9
x-Anderson Packers 37 27 .578 2 22–9 12–18 3–0 25–12
x-Tri-Cities Blackhawks 29 35 .453 10 20–13 6–20 3–2 20–17
x-Sheboygan Red Skins 22 40 .355 17 17–14 5–22 0–4 15–20
Waterloo Hawks 19 43 .306 20 16–15 2–22 1–6 13–22
Denver Nuggets 11 51 .177 28 9–16 1–25 1–10 8–27

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1949–50 NBA records
Team AND BAL BOS CHI DEN FWP IND MIN NYK PHI ROC SHE STL SYR TCB WAS WAT
Anderson 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 2–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–2 2–0 3–4 7–2 1–1 7–0
Baltimore 1–1 2–4 1–5 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–5 1–5 3–3 3–3 2–0 3–3 0–2 0–2 2–4 1–1
Boston 2–0 4–2 0–6 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–5 1–5 3–3 0–6 1–1 2–4 0–2 0–2 3–3 1–1
Chicago 1–1 5–1 6–0 2–0 2–4 1–1 2–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 2–0 5–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 2–0
Denver 3–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–7 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–4 0–2 1–6 0–7 0–2 2–5
Fort Wayne 1–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–0 5–1 0–2 2–0 2–4 1–1
Indianapolis 5–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 7–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–2 1–1 2–7 4–3 1–1 5–2
Minneapolis 1–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 5–1 4–2 3–3 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 2–0
New York 1–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–4 1–1 1–5 1–5 1–5 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 5–1 2–0
Philadelphia 1–1 3–3 3–3 2–4 2–0 2–4 0–2 2–4 1–5 1–5 2–0 2–4 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–0
Rochester 2–0 3–3 6–0 4–2 2–0 3–3 1–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 2–0
Sheboygan 2–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–3 0–2 2–5 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–6 3–4 2–0 4–3
St. Louis 0–2 3–3 4–2 1–5 2–0 1–5 1–1 1–5 2–4 4–2 1–5 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–6 1–1
Syracuse 4–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 6–1 2–0 7–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 6–1 1–1 6–1 1–1 6–1
Tri-Cities 2–7 2–0 2–0 1–1 7–0 0–2 3–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–3 0–2 1–6 1–1 4–3
Washington 1–1 4–2 3–3 3–3 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–6 1–5 4–2 0–6 0–2 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–1
Waterloo 0–7 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–2 1–1 2–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–4 1–1 1–6 3–4 1–1

Game log[edit]

1949–50 Game log
# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 October 29 Denver 93–85 Billy Hassett (15) 1–0
2 November 1 vs St. Louis 51–72 Dwight Eddleman (14) 1–1
3 November 3 at Anderson 87–110 Don Otten (22) 1–2
4 November 5 New York 72–76 Otten, Perkins (13) 1–3
5 November 9 vs Anderson 99–102 (3OT) Otten, Owens (19) 1–4
6 November 12 Waterloo 99–89 Billy Hassett (15) 2–4
7 November 15 at Rochester 81–93 Murray Wier (19) 2–5
8 November 17 at Syracuse 76–79 Don Ray (16) 2–6
9 November 19 Fort Wayne 85–88 Billy Hassett (17) 2–7
10 November 20 at Waterloo 62–75 John Mahnken (15) 2–8
11 November 22 Boston 80–72 Eddleman, Wier (19) 3–8
12 November 24 at Sheboygan 113–120 Dwight Eddleman (23) 3–9
13 November 27 Indianapolis 104–88 Red Owens (21) 4–9
14 November 29 at Indianapolis 76–92 Eddleman, Mahnken, Perkins, Ray (11) 4–10
15 November 30 St. Louis 82–89 Murray Wier (14) 4–11
16 December 1 at Anderson 72–81 Mike Todorovich (17) 4–12
17 December 3 Boston 87–82 Don Otten (22) 5–12
18 December 7 Syracuse 69–77 Mike Todorovich (15) 5–13
19 December 11 Denver 98–66 Don Otten (19) 6–13
20 December 13 at Indianapolis 63–84 Mike Todorovich (20) 6–14
21 December 14 Chicago 73–68 Don Otten (16) 7–14
22 December 15 at Sheboygan 74–89 Dwight Eddleman (11) 7–15
23 December 18 Anderson 69–78 Don Ray (15) 7–16
24 December 21 Syracuse 84–96 Mahnken, Todorovich, Wier (12) 7–17
25 December 26 Minneapolis 76–78 Dwight Eddleman (14) 7–18
26 December 28 at Fort Wayne 75–81 (OT) Mike Todorovich (16) 7–19
27 December 30 at Denver 85–83 Mike Todorovich (16) 8–19
28 January 1 Baltimore 79–66 Don Otten (15) 9–19
29 January 3 at Indianapolis 76–78 Dwight Eddleman (18) 9–20
30 January 5 at Syracuse 73–82 Mike Todorovich (17) 9–21
31 January 7 Sheboygan 98–86 Dwight Eddleman (24) 10–21
32 January 11 Anderson 88–81 Walt Kirk (19) 11–21
33 January 15 Waterloo 84–80 Don Otten (24) 12–21
34 January 18 Rochester 65–70 Don Otten (15) 12–22
35 January 19 at Chicago 68–83 Mike Todorovich (16) 12–23
36 January 22 Denver 111–97 Murray Wier (17) 13–23
37 January 23 at Anderson 99–96 Dwight Eddleman (22) 14–23
38 January 25 Washington 62–65 Don Otten (11) 14–24
39 January 28 Indianapolis 97–81 Mike Todorovich (18) 15–24
40 January 29 at Waterloo 85–79 Mike Todorovich (25) 16–24
41 January 31 vs New York 83–77 Mike Todorovich (17) 17–24
42 February 1 Syracuse 91–83 Walt Kirk (16) 18–24
43 February 3 at Philadelphia 72–83 Mike Todorovich (15) 18–25
44 February 5 Sheboygan 86–71 Mike Todorovich (22) 19–25
45 February 8 Philadelphia 99–94 (OT) Warren Perkins (16) 20–25
46 February 9 at Sheboygan 82–104 Gene Englund (22) 20–26
47 February 12 Indianapolis 89–95 Nichols, Todorovich (18) 20–27
48 February 15 at Washington 85–81 Dwight Eddleman (27) 21–27
49 February 16 at Syracuse 74–105 Dwight Eddleman (17) 21–28
50 February 18 at Waterloo 116–93 Mike Todorovich (17) 22–28
51 February 19 at Waterloo 63–84 Walt Kirk (13) 22–29
52 February 20 Baltimore 82–73 Gene Vance (14) 23–29
53 February 22 Anderson 81–90 Gene Englund (18) 23–30
54 February 25 Sheboygan 74–66 Dwight Eddleman (20) 24–30
55 February 26 at Minneapolis 66–80 Murray Wier (13) 24–31
56 February 27 vs Denver 110–75 Dwight Eddleman (22) 25–31
57 March 1 vs Denver 97–80 Todorovich, Wier (17) 26–31
58 March 3 at Indianapolis 96–83 Dwight Eddleman (23) 27–31
59 March 5 Denver 91–80 Jack Nichols (23) 28–31
60 March 6 at Anderson 77–88 Gene Vance (13) 28–32
61 March 8 Anderson 67–82 Dwight Eddleman (15) 28–33
62 March 11 Sheboygan 97–79 Dwight Eddleman (19) 29–33
63 March 18 Syracuse 88–89 (OT) Jack Nichols (19) 29–34
64 March 19 at Waterloo 77–79 Jack Nichols (22) 29–35

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

  • (2) Anderson Packers vs. (3) Tri-Cities Blackhawks: Packers win series 2-1
  • Game 1 @ Anderson: Anderson 89, Tri-Cities 77
  • Game 2 @ Tri-Cities: Tri-Cities 76, Anderson 75
  • Game 3 @ Anderson: Anderson 94, Tri-Cities 71

References[edit]