1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 29-35
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 1-2 Lost division semifinals
Division Semifinals - Lost to Anderson Packers 2-1
Coach: Roger Potter (1-6)
Coach: Red Auerbach (28-29)
Location: Moline, Illinois
1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks Statistics
1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks 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. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-2.

The Blackhawks scored 5,313 points and allowed 5,351. Dike Eddleman netted a team-high 826 points for Tri-Cities, and Mike Todorovich contributed 13 or more per game also. Mike Todorovich dished out 188 assists for the squad.

Roger Potter and Red Auerbach coached the team. The 1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Gene BerceG-FNovember 22, 19265'11"175MarquetteMilwaukee, WI
John ChaneyF-C-GFebruary 29, 19206'3"185Louisiana State
Dike EddlemanF-GDecember 27, 19226'2"189IllinoisCentralia, IL USA
Gene EnglundF-COctober 21, 19176'4"205WisconsinKenosha, WI USA
Dee GibsonF-GAugust 25, 19235'11"175Western KentuckyCleveland, TN
Billy HassettGOctober 21, 19215'10"180Notre Dame
Bill HenryCDecember 27, 19246'9"215RiceDallas, TX USA
Jack KerrisF-CJanuary 30, 19256'6"215Loyola (IL)
Walt KirkG-FSeptember 3, 19246'3"173IllinoisMount Vernon, IL USA
John MahnkenCJune 16, 19226'8"220GeorgetownJersey City, NJ USA
Jack NicholsC-FApril 9, 19266'7"222Washington
George NostrandC-FJanuary 25, 19246'8"195WyomingUniondale, NY USA
Don OttenCApril 18, 19216'10"240Bowling GreenBellefontaine, OH USA
Mac OttenF-CDecember 16, 19256'7"220Bowling GreenBellefontaine, OH USA
Red OwensG-FSeptember 2, 19256'3"185BaylorHouston, TX
Warren PerkinsG-FFebruary 2, 19246'3"190Tulane
Don RayF-CJuly 8, 19216'5"190Western KentuckyMt. Juliet, TN USA
Dick SchulzF-GJanuary 3, 19176'2"192Wisconsin (freshman)(ht) Racine, WI USA
Mike TodorovichF-CJune 11, 19236'5"205WyomingZeigler, IL USA
Gene VanceG-FFebruary 25, 19236'3"194IllinoisPeru, IL USA
Whitey Von NiedaG-FJune 19, 19226'1"170Penn StateEphrata, PA USA
Murray WierGDecember 12, 19265'9"155IowaGrand View, IA USA