1956-57 St. Louis Hawks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 34-38
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 8-4 Lost finals
Division Tiebreaker - Defeated Fort Wayne Pistons 1-0
Division Tiebreaker - Defeated Minneapolis Lakers 1-0
Division Finals - Defeated Minneapolis Lakers 3-0
Finals - Lost to Boston Celtics 4-3
Coach: Red Holzman (14-19)
Coach: Slater Martin (5-3)
Coach: Alex Hannum (15-16)
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 217,300, Avg. 7,010 in 31 home dates
1956-57 St. Louis Hawks Statistics
1956-57 St. Louis Hawks Results

The St. Louis Hawks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1956-57 season with a record of 34 wins and 38 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 8-4.

The Hawks scored 7,091 points and conceded 7,097. Bob Pettit tossed in a team-leading 1,755 points for St. Louis, and Ed Macauley averaged 16 or more per game, too. Bob Pettit contributed 1,037 boards. Jack McMahon dished out 367 assists for the squad.

Red Holzman, Slater Martin and Alex Hannum coached the team. The 1956-57 St. Louis Hawks lost in the finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
John BarberFJune 27, 19276'6"210Los Angeles State
Irv BemorasF-GNovember 18, 19306'3"185IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Jack ColemanF-CMay 23, 19246'7"195LouisvilleBurgin, KY USA
Cliff HaganF-GDecember 9, 19316'4"210KentuckyOwensboro, KY USA
Alex HannumF-CJuly 19, 19236'6"210USCLos Angeles, CA USA
Ed MacauleyC-FMarch 22, 19286'8"185St. LouisSt. Louis, MO USA
Slater MartinGOctober 22, 19255'10"170TexasEl Mina, TX USA
Jack McMahonGDecember 3, 19286'1"185St. John's (NY)Brooklyn, NY USA
Willie NaullsF-COctober 7, 19346'6"225UCLADallas, TX USA
Med ParkG-FApril 11, 19336'2"200MissouriBritton, SD USA
Bob PettitF-CDecember 12, 19326'9"205Louisiana StateBaton Rouge, LA USA
Chuck ShareCMarch 14, 19276'11"235Bowling Green
Odie SpearsGJune 26, 19256'4"205Western KentuckyScottsville, KY USA
Norm StewartFJanuary 20, 19356'5"200MissouriLeonard, MO USA