1952-53 Rochester Royals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 44-26
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 1-2 Lost division semifinals
Division Semifinals - Lost to Fort Wayne Pistons 2-1
Coach: Les Harrison (44-26)
Location: Rochester, New York
1952-53 Rochester Royals Statistics
1952-53 Rochester Royals Results

The Rochester Royals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 44 wins and 26 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-2.

The Royals scored 6,043 points and conceded 5,847. Bob Davies tossed in a team-leading 1,029 points for Rochester, and Bobby Wanzer contributed 14 or more per game, too. Jack Coleman accounted for 774 boards. Bob Davies dished out 280 assists for the squad.

Les Harrison coached the team. The 1952-53 Rochester Royals lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Cal ChristensenF-CJune 6, 19276'5"210ToledoToledo, OH USA
Jack ColemanF-CMay 23, 19246'7"195LouisvilleBurgin, KY USA
Bob DaviesG-FJanuary 15, 19206'1"175Seton HallHarrisburg, PA USA
Alex HannumF-CJuly 19, 19236'6"210USCLos Angeles, CA USA
Red HolzmanGAugust 10, 19205'10"175CCNYBrooklyn, NY USA
Arnie JohnsonF-CMay 17, 19206'5"236Bemidji StateGonvick, MN USA
Jack McMahonGDecember 3, 19286'1"185St. John's (NY)Brooklyn, NY USA
Arnie RisenC-FOctober 9, 19246'9"200Ohio StateWilliamstown, KY USA
Odie SpearsGJune 26, 19256'4"205Western KentuckyScottsville, KY USA
Bobby WanzerGJune 4, 19216'0"170Seton HallBrooklyn, NY USA