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Fort Wayne Pistons

1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 40-28
Finished 3rd in the NBA's Central Division

Postseason: 3-2
Lost division finals

Division Tiebreaker - Defeated Chicago Stags 1-0

Division Semifinals - Defeated Rochester Royals 2-0

Division Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 2-0

Coach: Murray Mendenhall (40-28)

1949-50 Statistics
1949-50 Game-by-Game Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1949-50 season with a record of 40 wins and 28 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Central Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 3-2. Murray Mendenhall coached the team. The 1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons lost in the division finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Curly ArmstrongG-FNovember 1, 19185'11"170Indiana
Charlie BlackF-CJune 15, 19216'4"195Kansas
Bob CarpenterF-CNovember 6, 19176'5"200East Texas State
Bob HarrisF-CMarch 16, 19276'7"185Oklahoma A&M
Bill HenryCDecember 27, 19246'9"215Rice
Ralph JohnsonGDecember 6, 19215'11"170Huntington
Jack KerrisF-CJanuary 30, 19256'6"215Loyola (IL)
Leo KlierF-GMay 21, 19236'1"170Notre Dame
Duane KluehGJanuary 6, 19266'3"175Indiana State
John MahnkenCJune 16, 19226'8"220Georgetown
Jerry NagelGMay 18, 19286'0"190Loyola (IL)
Richie NiemieraG-FMay 26, 19216'1"165Notre Dame
John OldhamGJune 22, 19236'3"175Western Kentucky
Fred SchausFJune 30, 19256'4"205West Virginia
Howie SchultzC-FJuly 3, 19226'6"200Hamline
Clint WagerC-FJanuary 20, 19206'5"210St. Mary's (MN)