1957–58 NBA season
|1957–58 NBA season|
|League||National Basketball Association|
|Duration||October 22, 1957 – March 12, 1958|
March 15–27, 1958 (Playoffs)
March 29–April 12, 1958 (Finals)
|Number of games||72|
|Number of teams||8|
|Top draft pick||Rod Hundley|
|Picked by||Cincinnati Royals|
|Season MVP||Bill Russell (Boston)|
|Top scorer||George Yardley (Detroit)|
|Eastern champions||Boston Celtics|
|Eastern runners-up||Philadelphia Warriors|
|Western champions||St. Louis Hawks|
|Western runners-up||Detroit Pistons|
|Champions||St. Louis Hawks|
The 1957–58 NBA season was the 12th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the St. Louis Hawks winning the NBA Championship, beating the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.
- The Pistons relocate from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Detroit, Michigan.
- The Royals relocate from Rochester, New York to Cincinnati, Ohio
- Royals player Maurice Stokes suffers major head injury during the last game of the regular season. Stokes would later become paralyzed from the injury and cared for by teammate/life long friend Jack Twyman. The Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award is given in their honor.
- The 1958 NBA All-Star Game was played in St. Louis, Missouri, with the East beating the West 130-118. Local hero Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks wins the game's MVP award.
|Team||1956–57 coach||1957–58 coach|
|Minneapolis Lakers||John Kundla||George Mikan|
|Team||Outgoing coach||Incoming coach|
|Detroit Pistons||Charles Eckman||Red Rocha|
|New York Knicks||35||37||.486||14||16-12||11-18||8-7||14-22|
|x-St. Louis Hawks||41||31||.569||-||23-8||8-19||10-4||24-12|
x – clinched playoff spot
|Points||George Yardley||Detroit Pistons||2,001|
|Rebounds||Bill Russell||Boston Celtics||1,564|
|Assists||Bob Cousy||Boston Celtics||463|
|FG%||Jack Twyman||Cincinnati Royals||.452|
|FT%||Dolph Schayes||Syracuse Nationals||.904|
Note: Prior to the 1969–70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.
- Most Valuable Player: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics
- Rookie of the Year: Woody Sauldsberry, Philadelphia Warriors
- 1957–58 NBA Season Summary basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 10, 2010