Saturday, March 5, 2016

1946-47 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)

1946-47 FORT WAYNE ZOLLNER PISTONS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
Finished: 25-19 .568, 2nd place


Eastern Division Championship - Lost to Rochester, 2-1
First Round of the playoffs - Defeated Toledo, 3-2



  • Head Coach: 
Bobby McDermott (January 7, 1914 - October 14, 1963)  7-7
Carl Bennett (December 17, 1915 - May 16, 2013)          18-12
McDermott was released in January of 1947, and Bennett, the head coach the season prior, took over as head coach.

McDermott also played (see below)


PLAYERS:  

  • Curly Armstrong (June 11, 1920 - November 22, 2009)
Biography

  • Ken Buehler (b. November 19, 1919)
Biography

  • Jerry Bush (September 6, 1914 - October 27, 1976)
Biography

  • Whitey Dienelt (April 28, 1921 - January 12, 1990)
Biography

  • Ben Gardner (October 18, 1919 - May 13, 1985)
Biography

  • Frank Gates (April 12, 1920 - July 26, 1978)
Biography

  • Bob Kinney (September 16, 1920 - September 2, 1985)
Biography

  • Milo Komenich (June 22, 1920 - May 25, 1977)
Biography

  • Bobby McDermott (January 7, 1914 - October 14, 1963)
Biography

  • Lyle Neat (September 29, 1916 - December 5, 1996)
Biography

  • Richie Niemiera (May 26, 1921 - December 27, 2003)
Biography

  • Jake Pelkington (January 3, 1916 - May 1, 1982) 
Biography

  • Chick Reiser (December 17, 1914 - July 29, 1996)
Biography

  • Charley Shipp (December 3, 1913 - March 21, 1988)
Biography

  • Jerry Steiner (January 7, 1918 - February 1, 2012)
Biography

  • Bob Synnott (September 27, 1912 - November 19, 1985)
Biography

  • Bob Tough (August 28, 1920 - April 7, 1999)
Biography

  • Blackie Towery (June 20, 1920 - November 25, 2012)
Biography

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