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Rochester Royals

1948-49 Rochester Royals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 45-15
Finished 1st in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 2-2
Lost division finals

Division Semifinals - Defeated St. Louis Bombers 2-0

Division Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 2-0

Coach: Les Harrison (45-15)

1948-49 Statistics
1948-49 Game-by-Game Results

The Rochester Royals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1948-49 season with a record of 45 wins and 15 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 2-2. Les Harrison coached the team. The 1948-49 Rochester Royals lost in the division finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Bill CalhounF-GNovember 4, 19276'3"180San Francisco City
Fran CurranGSeptember 19, 19256'0"165Notre Dame
Bob DaviesG-FJanuary 15, 19206'1"175Seton Hall
Andy DuncanF-CApril 17, 19226'6"188William and Mary
Bob FitzgeraldF-CMarch 14, 19236'5"190Fordham
Red HolzmanGAugust 10, 19205'10"175CCNY
Arnie JohnsonF-CMay 17, 19206'5"236Bemidji State
Andrew LevaneF-GApril 11, 19206'2"190St. John's (NY)
Lionel MalamedGNovember 15, 19245'9"150CCNY
Mike NovakC-FApril 23, 19156'9"219Loyola (IL)
Arnie RisenC-FOctober 9, 19246'9"200Ohio State
Bobby WanzerGJune 4, 19216'0"170Seton Hall