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Fort Wayne Pistons

1948-49 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 22-38
Finished 5th in the NBA's Western Division

Coach: Carl Bennett (0-6)

Coach: Curly Armstrong (22-32)

1948-49 Statistics
1948-49 Game-by-Game Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1948-49 season with a record of 22 wins and 38 losses, finishing fifth in the NBA's Western Division. Carl Bennett and Curly Armstrong coached the team.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Curly ArmstrongG-FNovember 1, 19185'11"170Indiana
Charlie BlackF-CJune 15, 19216'4"195Kansas
Dillard CrockerF-GJanuary 19, 19256'4"205Western Michigan
Bruce HaleG-FAugust 30, 19186'1"170Santa Clara
Ralph HamiltonG-FJune 10, 19216'1"188Indiana
Bill HenryCDecember 27, 19246'9"215Rice
Bob KinneyC-FSeptember 16, 19206'6"215Rice
Walt KirkG-FSeptember 3, 19246'3"173Illinois
Leo KlierF-GMay 21, 19236'1"170Notre Dame
John MahnkenCJune 16, 19226'8"220Georgetown
Leo MogusF-CApril 13, 19216'4"190Youngstown State
Richie NiemieraG-FMay 26, 19216'1"165Notre Dame
Jake PelkingtonC-FJanuary 3, 19166'6"220Manhattan
Roy PughC-FOctober 16, 19226'6"210SMU
Jack SmileyF-GDecember 22, 19226'3"190Illinois
Bob ToughG-FAugust 28, 19206'0"185St. John's (NY)
Blackie ToweryF-CJune 20, 19206'4"210Western Kentucky
Dick TriptowG-FNovember 3, 19226'0"170DePaul
Ward WilliamsFJune 26, 19236'4"195Indiana