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Fort Wayne Pistons

1956-57 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 34-38
Finished 1st in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 0-3
Lost division semi-finals

Division Tiebreaker - Lost to St. Louis Hawks 1-0

Division Semifinals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 2-0

Coach: Charles Eckman (34-38)

1956-57 Statistics
1956-57 Game-by-Game Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1956-57 season with a record of 34 wins and 38 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-3. Charles Eckman coached the team. The 1956-57 Fort Wayne Pistons lost in the division semi-finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Corky DevlinGDecember 21, 19316'5"195George Washington
Larry FoustC-FJune 24, 19286'9"215LaSalle
Alex HannumF-CJuly 19, 19236'6"210USC
Bob HoubregsC-FMarch 12, 19326'7"210Washington
Mel HutchinsF-CNovember 22, 19286'6"200Brigham Young
Billy KenvilleG-FDecember 1, 19306'2"187St. Bonaventure
Chuck NobleGJuly 24, 19316'4"190Louisville
Red RochaC-FSeptember 18, 19236'8"185Oregon State
Dick RosenthalF-GJanuary 20, 19306'5"205Notre Dame
Gene ShueGDecember 18, 19316'2"170Maryland
Odie SpearsGJune 26, 19256'4"205Western Kentucky
Bill ThiebenF-CMarch 28, 19356'6"215Hofstra
George YardleyF-GNovember 3, 19286'5"190Stanford