Thursday, February 21, 2019

1948-49 New Orleans Sports (SPBL)

1948-49 NEW ORLEANS SPORTS
SOUTHERN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
7-24 .226, 5th place


New Orleans, with a population at the time of over 500,000 people, was a logical selection for a new team in the Southern League. They had competed in the PBLA the year prior But despite being the largest host city in the circuit, the Orleans residents didn't take to the team, despite the popularity of the collegiate version of the game being played in-town at Tulane and Loyola. After a 3-3 start, the Sports hit the skids and won only four of their last 25 games and were mired deeply in last place.

Head Coaches:
  • Cliff Wells (March 17, 1896 - August 15, 1977) Also played. See below
  • Herb Pailet  (March 10, 1894 - June 9, 1978)

PLAYERS:
  • Greek Athas (October 6, 1922 - April 29, 2009)
Biography

  • Jim Bonck (February 6, 1923 - June 2, 2000)
Biography

  • Johnny Casteix (September 1, 1927 - February 2, 1983)
Biography 

  • Bill Dwyer
Biography 

  • Red Huitburg (b. October 2, 1926)
Biography 

  • Whitey Jackson (June 16, 1923 - October 13, 1995)
Biography

  • Ralph Jones (February 14, 1922 - February 18, 1995)
Biography

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

  • Rivoli
Biography

  • Sterling Scott
Biography

  • Sammy Trombatore (March 9, 1924 - July 26, 1991)
Biography

  • Cliff Wells (March 17, 1896 - August 15, 1977)
Biography

  • T.J. Whittaker (June 30, 1926 - June 15, 1991)
Biography
 

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