Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Curly Armstrong

Paul Carlyle "Curly" Armstrong


Born:
November 1, 1918
Fort Wayne, IN

Died:
June 6, 1983
Fort Wayne, IN


Career
1935-36 Central High School - Fort Wayne, IN (High School)
1936-37 Central High School - Fort Wayne, IN (High School)
1938-39 Indiana University (College)
1939-40 Indiana University (College)
1940-41 Indiana University (College)
1941-42 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1942-43 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1943-44 Great Lakes (military) 
1945-46 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1946-47 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1947-48 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1948-49 Fort Wayne Pistons (BAA) - Player / Head coach
1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
1950-51 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)

Out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Armstrong lead Central to the state title game, and moved on to star at Inidnana. He signed with the Pistons in the NBL, Armstrong joined the Navy during World War 2, playing basketball while at Great Lakes. He returned to the Pistons after the war, where he stayed until a career-ending knee injury.
Curly, along with his wife Mary, opened Curly's Village Inn in 1969. Mary continued running the Inn after Curly's death in 1983, until her retirement in 2012. He was the brother of Scott Armstrong.

Sources:
Curly's Village Inn
http://egen.fortwayne.com/ns/projects/komets/top50/armstron.php



Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/a/armstpa01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/a/armstcu01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=armstcu01
Coaching Record

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