Providence Steamrollers



The Steamrollers were one of the original eleven NBA franchises (when the league was called the 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 least games won in a season with 6, in the 1947-48 season. (The team does not hold the record for lowest winning percentage – that distinction belongs to the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers.) Also during the 1947-48 season, the Steamrollers' Nat Hickey, at age 46, established a still-standing mark as the oldest player in NBA history.

Players of note

Ernie Calverley - Second-team All-NBA and led league in assists during NBA's first season
George Norstrand - Tallest player in the NBA's first year
Howie Shannon - Leading NBA rookie in 1949

Coaches and others

Ken Loeffler - 1949

Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win-Loss %

Season W L % Playoffs Results
Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1946-47 28 32 .467 none
1947-48 6 42 .125 none
1948-49 12 48 .250 none

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