Saturday, March 5, 2016

1946-47 Buffalo Bisons / Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)

1946-47 BUFFALO BISONS / TRI-CITIES BLACKHAWKS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Western Division
Finished: 19-25 .432, 5th place

The team began the season in Buffalo, but moved to Moline, Illinois on December 27, 1946. They were 5-8 as Buffalo and 14-17 as Tri-Cities.


  • Head Coach: Nat Hickey (January 30, 1902 - September 16, 1979) Also played. See below.

PLAYERS: 
  • Paul Anthony (January 23, 1924 - May 21, 1993)
Biography

  • Pop Gates (August 30, 1917 - December 1, 1999)
Biography

  • Bob Gauchat (March 5, 1921 - October 28, 1971)
Biography

  • Al Grenert (July 8, 1919 - August 9, 2002)
Biography

  • Nicholas Grunzweig (July 21, 1918 - February 10, 2007)
Biography

  • Billy Hassett (October 21, 1921 - November 18, 1992)
Biography

  • Nat Hickey (January 30, 1902 - September 16, 1979)
Biography

  • Ed Lewinski (September 10, 1918 - April 15, 1962)
Biography

  • Ed Moeller (b. January 8, 1919)
Biography

  • Don Otten (April 18, 1921 -September 18, 1985)
Biography

  • Howie Rader (March 29, 1921 - February 2, 1991)
Biography

  • Lenny Rader (March 29, 1921 - December 29, 1996)
Biography

  • Pat Rooney 
Biography

  • Wilbur Schu (December 18, 1922 - November 6, 1980)
Biography

  • Vic Siegel (b. August 24, 1920)
Biography

  • Bob Sims (July 3, 1915 - May 17, 1994)
Biography

  • Dick Starzyk (March 1, 1921 - October 6, 1990)
Biography

  • Mel Thurston (January 16, 1919 - October 8, 1997)
Biography

  • Stan Waxman (May 20, 1922 - February 22, 2013)
Biography

1 comment:

  1. Co-owner and team founder of the Buffalo Bisons was Leo Ferris.
    The Bisons beat the Syracuse Nats 50-39 to open this season.
    4,182 people showed up to Memorial Auditorium.
    Thurston:15 pts
    Otten:15 pts
    "Pop" Gates: 11 pts

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