Sheboygan Redskins

History


The Red Skins played in the National Basketball League from 1938 to 1949, led the league in defense five times, appeared in five championship series and won the 1942-43 title, defeating the league-leading Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (today's Detroit Pistons) in the finals. Sheboygan and six other NBL teams merged with the 10-team Basketball Association of America on Aug. 3, 1949, to become the National Basketball Association. The Red Skins played the 1949-50 season in the NBA and qualified for the playoffs, where they nearly upset the Western Division champion Indianapolis Olympians. They withdrew from the NBA on April 24, 1950, and then joined the new National Professional Basketball League. Sheboygan posted the NPBL's best record (29-16) in 1950-51, after which the league dissolved.

Players of note

Basketball Hall of Famers:

Buddy Jeannette 1942-43
Bobby McDermott 1947-48
Dutch Dehnert (coach) 1944-46.

Other key players

Bob Brannum
Ken Buehler
Jack Burmaster
Paul Cloyd
Bobby Cook
Ed Dancker
George Hesik
Bobby Holm
Noble Jorgensen
Otto Kolar
Rube Lautenschlager
Al Lucas
Max Morris
Mike Novak
Johnny Posewitz
Dave Quabius
Milt Schoon
Paul Sokody
Kenny Suesens
Mike Todorovich
Glenn R. Adams

Other head coaches

Edwin "Doc" Schutte
Frank Zummach
Carl Roth
Doxie Moore
Kenny Suesens

Season-by-season records

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

Season W L % Playoffs Results
Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1938-39 11 17 0.393
1939-40 15 13 0.536 1-2
1940-41 13 11 0.542 2-4 Lost NBL Finals
1941-42 10 14 0.417
1942-43 12 11 0.522 4-1 NBL Champions
1943-44 14 8 0.636 2-4 Lost NBL Finals
1944-45 19 11 0.633 4-4 Lost NBL Finals
1945-46 21 13 0.618 3-5 Lost NBL Finals
1946-47 26 18 0.591 2-3
1947-48 23 37 0.383
1948-49 35 29 0.547 0-2
Sheboygan Redskins (NBA)
1949-50 22 40 0.355 1-2 Lost Western Division Semifinals
Sheboygan Redskins (NPBL)
1950-51

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