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Fort Wayne Pistons

1952-53 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 36-33
Finished 3rd in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 4-4
Lost division finals

Division Semifinals - Defeated Rochester Royals 2-1

Division Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 3-2

Coach: Paul Birch (36-33)

1952-53 Statistics
1952-53 Game-by-Game Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 36 wins and 33 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 4-4. Paul Birch coached the team. The 1952-53 Fort Wayne Pistons lost in the division finals.


Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Don Boven F-G-C March 6, 1925 6'4" 210 Western Michigan
Frank Brian G May 1, 1923 6'1" 180 Louisiana State
Ray Corley G January 14, 1928 6'0" 180 Georgetown
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
Dick Groat G November 4, 1930 5'11" 180 Duke
Ralph Johnson G December 6, 1921 5'11" 170 Huntington
Jack Kiley G January 5, 1929 6'1" 170 Syracuse
Don Meineke F-C October 30, 1930 6'7" 208 Dayton
Andy Phillip G-F March 7, 1922 6'2" 195 Illinois
Fred Schaus F June 30, 1925 6'4" 205 West Virginia
Fred Scolari G March 1, 1922 5'10" 175 San Francisco
Chuck Share C March 14, 1927 6'11" 235 Bowling Green