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The Providence Steamrollers
Providence Steamrollers
was a Basketball
Basketball
Association of America team based in Providence, Rhode Island.[1] As of 2016, the Steamrollers remain the last professional sports franchise from one of the Big Four leagues to be based in Rhode Island, and none are currently planned to relocate or expand to the state.

Contents

1 Franchise history 2 Players of note 3 Coaches and others 4 Season-by-season records 5 References 6 External links

Franchise history[edit] The Steamrollers were one of the original eleven NBA franchises (when the league was called the Basketball
Basketball
Association of America). The franchise posted an all-time record of 46–122 (.274) before folding after three seasons. The Steamrollers still hold the dubious NBA record for the fewest games won in a season with six, in the 1947–48 season. However, the 2011-2012 Charlotte Bobcats hold the record for the lowest winning percentage in NBA history, with .106. Also during the 1947–48 season, the Steamrollers' coach Nat Hickey activated himself as a player for one game two days before his 46th birthday, setting a still-standing record as the oldest player in NBA history. Players of note[edit]

Ernie Calverley – Second-team All-NBA and led league in assists during NBA's first season George Nostrand – Tallest player in the NBA's first year Howie Shannon
Howie Shannon
– Leading NBA rookie in 1949 Nat Hickey – Oldest player in NBA history Kenny Sailors – Led team in scoring in 1948 and 1949

Coaches and others[edit]

Robert Morris (1946–47) Hank Soar
Hank Soar
(1947–48) Nat Hickey (1948) Ken Loeffler (1948–49)

Season-by-season records[edit]

NBA Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth

Season League Conference Finish Division Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Playoffs Awards

1946–47 BAA – – Eastern 4th 28 32 .467 21

1947–48 BAA – – Eastern 4th 6 42 .125 21

1948–49 BAA – – Eastern 6th 12 48 .200 26

Regular Season record 46 122 .274 1946–1949

Playoff record 0 0 .000

References[edit]

^ Providence Steam Rollers Franchise Index

External links[edit]

Providence Steam Rollers history

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National Basketball Association
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