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1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 40-28
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Central Division
Postseason: 3-2 Lost division finals
Division Tiebreaker - Defeated Chicago Stags 1-0
Division Semifinals - Defeated Rochester Royals 2-0
Division Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 2-0
Coach: Murray Mendenhall (40-28)
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons Statistics
1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1949-50 season with a record of 40 wins and 28 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Central Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-2.

Fort Wayne scored 5,390 points and conceded 5,297. Fred Schaus scored a team-best 972 points for the Pistons, and Fred Schaus dished out 176 assists for the squad.

Murray Mendenhall coached the team. The 1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons lost in the division finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Curly ArmstrongG-FNovember 1, 19185'11"170Indiana
Charlie BlackF-CJune 15, 19216'4"195KansasArco, ID USA
Bob CarpenterF-CNovember 6, 19176'5"200East Texas State
Bob HarrisF-CMarch 16, 19276'7"185Oklahoma A&MLinden, TN USA
Bill HenryCDecember 27, 19246'9"215RiceDallas, TX USA
Ralph JohnsonGDecember 6, 19215'11"170Huntington
Jack KerrisF-CJanuary 30, 19256'6"215Loyola (IL)
Leo KlierF-GMay 21, 19236'1"170Notre DameWashington, IN USA
Duane KluehGJanuary 6, 19266'3"175Indiana StateBottineau, ND USA
John MahnkenCJune 16, 19226'8"220GeorgetownJersey City, NJ USA
Jerry NagelGMay 18, 19286'0"190Loyola (IL)Chicago, IL USA
Richie NiemieraG-FMay 26, 19216'1"165Notre DameChicago, IL
John OldhamGJune 22, 19236'3"175Western KentuckyBeaver Dam, KY USA
Fred SchausFJune 30, 19256'4"205West VirginiaNewark, OH USA
Howie SchultzC-FJuly 3, 19226'6"200HamlineSt. Paul, MN USA
Clint WagerC-FJanuary 20, 19206'5"210St. Mary's (MN)Winona, MN USA