1952-53 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 36-33
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 4-4 Lost division finals
Division Semifinals - Defeated Rochester Royals 2-1
Division Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 3-2
Coach: Paul Birch (36-33)
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
1952-53 Fort Wayne Pistons Statistics
1952-53 Fort Wayne Pistons Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 36 wins and 33 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 4-4.

The Pistons scored 5,591 points and gave up 5,599. Larry Foust scored a team-best 958 points for Fort Wayne and contributed 769 rebounds. Andy Phillip dished out 286 assists for the squad.

Paul Birch coached the team. The 1952-53 Fort Wayne Pistons lost in the division finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Don BovenF-G-CMarch 6, 19256'4"210Western MichiganKalamazoo, MI USA
Frank BrianGMay 1, 19236'1"180Louisiana StateZachary, LA USA
Ray CorleyGJanuary 14, 19286'0"180Georgetown
Dike EddlemanF-GDecember 27, 19226'2"189IllinoisCentralia, IL USA
Jake FendleyGJune 12, 19296'0"180Northwestern
Larry FoustC-FJune 24, 19286'9"215LaSallePainesville, OH USA
Dick GroatGNovember 4, 19305'11"180DukeWilkinsburg, PA USA
Ralph JohnsonGDecember 6, 19215'11"170Huntington
Jack KileyGJanuary 5, 19296'1"170Syracuse
Don MeinekeF-COctober 30, 19306'7"208DaytonDayton, OH USA
Andy PhillipG-FMarch 7, 19226'2"195IllinoisGranite City, IL USA
Fred SchausFJune 30, 19256'4"205West VirginiaNewark, OH USA
Fred ScolariGMarch 1, 19225'10"175San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA USA
Chuck ShareCMarch 14, 19276'11"235Bowling Green