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Tri-Cities Blackhawks

1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 29-35
Finished 3rd in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 1-2
Lost division semi-finals

Division Semifinals - Lost to Anderson Packers 2-1

Coach: Roger Potter (1-6)

Coach: Red Auerbach (28-29)

1949-50 Statistics
1949-50 Game-by-Game Results

The Tri-Cities Blackhawks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1949-50 season with a record of 29 wins and 35 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 1-2. Roger Potter and Red Auerbach coached the team. The 1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks lost in the division semi-finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Gene BerceG-FNovember 22, 19265'11"175Marquette
John ChaneyF-C-GFebruary 29, 19206'3"185Louisiana State
Dike EddlemanF-GDecember 27, 19226'2"189Illinois
Gene EnglundF-COctober 21, 19176'4"205Wisconsin
Dee GibsonF-GAugust 25, 19235'11"175Western Kentucky
Billy HassettGOctober 21, 19215'10"180Notre Dame
Bill HenryCDecember 27, 19246'9"215Rice
Jack KerrisF-CJanuary 30, 19256'6"215Loyola (IL)
Walt KirkG-FSeptember 3, 19246'3"173Illinois
John MahnkenCJune 16, 19226'8"220Georgetown
Jack NicholsC-FApril 9, 19266'7"222Washington
George NostrandC-FJanuary 25, 19246'8"195Wyoming
Don OttenCApril 18, 19216'10"240Bowling Green
Mac OttenF-CDecember 16, 19256'7"220Bowling Green
Red OwensG-FSeptember 2, 19256'3"185Baylor
Warren PerkinsG-FFebruary 2, 19246'3"190Tulane
Don RayF-CJuly 8, 19216'5"190Western Kentucky
Dick SchulzF-GJanuary 3, 19176'2"192Wisconsin (freshman)
Mike TodorovichF-CJune 11, 19236'5"205Wyoming
Gene VanceG-FFebruary 25, 19236'3"194Illinois
Whitey Von NiedaG-FJune 19, 19226'1"170Penn State
Murray WierGDecember 12, 19265'9"155Iowa