Monday, June 26, 2017

1949-50 Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)

1949-50 INDIANAPOLIS OLYMPIANS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Western Division
Finished: 39-25 .609, 1st place
Division Semifinals - Defeated Sheboygan, 2-1
Division Finals - Lost to Anderson, 2-1 

The Olympians were a new team in the 1949-50 season, and since the NBA was only going to allow once team in Indy, the Olympians were chosen in favor of the Jets, who played many seasons as the Kautskys in the NBL and one season in the BAA.
  • Head Coach: Cliff Barker (January 15, 1921 - March 17, 1998) Also played. See below.

PLAYERS: 
  • Cliff Barker (January 15, 1921 - March 17, 1998) 
Biography
 
  • Ralph Beard (December 2, 1927 - November 29, 2007)
Biography

  • Bob Evans (May 31, 1925 - September 27, 1997)
Biography 

  • Alex Groza (October 7, 1926 - January 21, 1995)
Biography

  • Bruce Hale (August 30, 1918 - December 31, 1980)
Biography

  • Marshall Hawkins (August 3, 1924 - October 28, 2010)
Biography

  • Joe Holland (September 26, 1925 - September 18, 2010)
Biography


  • Wah Wah Jones (July 14, 1926 - July 27, 2014)
Biography


  • Mal McMullen (August 23, 1927 - April 11, 1995)
Biography

  • Jack Parkinson (March 4, 1924 - May 29, 1997)
Biography

Carl Shaeffer

  • Floyd Volker (June 21, 1921 - January 5, 1995)
Biography
Paul Walther

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