Waterloo Hawks



The Waterloo Hawks were founded in 1948, playing in the National Basketball League. In 1949, the National Basketball League merged with the rival Basketball Association of America, forming the National Basketball Association; the Hawks were thus a founding member of the NBA. In the 1949-1950 season, their first and last in the NBA, they finished 19-43, fifth out of six in the Western Division. In 1950-51, the Hawks moved to the National Professional Basketball League.

Waterloo Hawks All-Time Roster

Dick Mehen
Harry Boykoff
Dan Boven
Wayne See
Jack Smiley
Johnny Payak
Stan Patrick
Ward Gibson
Charley Shipp
Gene Stump
Bob Tough
Jack Phelan
Johnny Orr
Moe Ollrich
Al Miksis
Dale Hamilton
Elmer Gainer
John Pritchard
Ken Menke
Paul Cloyd
Leo Kubiak

Waterloo Hawks All-Time Coaches

Charley Shipp (Record 8-27)
Jack Smiley (Record 11-16)

Season-by-season records

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

Season W L % Playoffs Results
Waterloo Hawks (NBL)
1948-49 30 32 .484 N/A N/A
Waterloo Hawks (NBA)
1949-50 19 43 .306 N/A N/A
Waterloo Hawks (NPBL)
1950-51 32 24 .571 N/A N/A

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