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Fort Wayne Pistons

1951-52 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 29-37
Finished 4th in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 0-2
Lost division semi-finals

Division Semifinals - Lost to Rochester Royals 2-0

Coach: Paul Birch (29-37)

1951-52 Statistics
1951-52 Game-by-Game Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1951-52 season with a record of 29 wins and 37 losses, finishing fourth in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-2. Paul Birch coached the team. The 1951-52 Fort Wayne Pistons lost in the division semi-finals.


Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Frank Brian G May 1, 1923 6'1" 180 Louisiana State
Art Burris F April 7, 1924 6'5" 220 Tennessee
Bill Closs F-C January 8, 1922 6'5" 195 Rice
Dike Eddleman F-G December 27, 1922 6'2" 189 Illinois
Jake Fendley G June 12, 1929 6'0" 180 Northwestern
Larry Foust C-F June 24, 1928 6'9" 215 LaSalle
Ralph Johnson G December 6, 1921 5'11" 170 Huntington
Jack Kerris F-C January 30, 1925 6'6" 215 Loyola (IL)
Jack Kiley G January 5, 1929 6'1" 170 Syracuse
Don Otten C April 18, 1921 6'10" 240 Bowling Green
Fred Schaus F June 30, 1925 6'4" 205 West Virginia
Chuck Share C March 14, 1927 6'11" 235 Bowling Green
Zeke Sinicola G January 25, 1929 5'10" 165 Niagara