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Fort Wayne Pistons

1955-56 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 37-35
Finished 1st in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 4-6
Lost finals

Division Finals - Defeated St. Louis Hawks 3-2

Finals - Lost to Philadelphia Warriors 4-1

Coach: Charles Eckman (37-35)

1955-56 Statistics
1955-56 Game-by-Game Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1955-56 season with a record of 37 wins and 35 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 4-6. Charles Eckman coached the team. The 1955-56 Fort Wayne Pistons lost in the finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Jesse ArnelleFDecember 30, 19336'5"220Penn State
Don BielkeC6'7"240Valparaiso
Frank BrianGMay 1, 19236'1"180Louisiana State
Chuck CooperFSeptember 29, 19266'5"205Duquesne
Corky DevlinGDecember 21, 19316'5"195George Washington
Larry FoustC-FJune 24, 19286'9"215LaSalle
Jim HolsteinF-GSeptember 24, 19306'2"180Cincinnati
Johnny HoranFNovember 24, 19326'8"190Dayton
Bob HoubregsC-FMarch 12, 19326'7"210Washington
Mel HutchinsF-CNovember 22, 19286'6"200Brigham Young
Chuck NobleGJuly 24, 19316'4"190Louisville
Andy PhillipG-FMarch 7, 19226'2"195Illinois
Odie SpearsGJune 26, 19256'4"205Western Kentucky
George YardleyF-GNovember 3, 19286'5"190Stanford
Max ZaslofskyG-FDecember 7, 19256'2"170St. John's (NY)