1946–47 Cleveland Rebels season

The 1946–47 Cleveland Rebels season was the first and only season of the Cleveland Rebels of the Basketball Association of America (BAA/NBA). Their record was 30-30.[1] Head coach Dutch Dehnert was fired by the team on February 12, 1947, and replaced by Roy Clifford.[2]

1946–47 Cleveland Rebels season
Head coachDutch Dehnert (fired)
Roy Clifford
ArenaCleveland Arena
Results
Record30–30 (.500)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finishLost BAA Quarterfinals

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
RadioWJW

RosterEdit

Roster listing
Cleveland Rebels roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 5 Baumholtz, Frankie 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1918-10-07 Ohio
F 10 Faught, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1921-09-02 Notre Dame
F 6 Lefkowitz, Hank 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1923-08-31 Western Reserve
F/C 11 Nostrand, George 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1924-01-25 Wyoming
G/F 3 Riebe, Mel 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1916-07-12 Euclid HS (OH)
C 7 Sadowski, Ed 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1917-07-11 Seton Hall
G 4 Sailors, Kenny 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1921-01-14 Wyoming
F 8 Scharnus, Ben 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1917-12-11 Seton Hall
G 9 Shaback, Nick 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1918-09-10 James Monroe HS (NY)
G 14 Wertis, Ray 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 1922-01-01 St. John's
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1946–47 BAA records
Team BOS CHI CLE DET NYK PHI PIT PRO STL TOR WAS
Boston 0–6 2–4 3–3 4–2 1–5 5–1 1–5 1–5 4–2 1–5
Chicago 6–0 5–1 3–3 3–3 5–1 6–0 3–3 3–4 4–2 1–5
Cleveland 4–2 1–5 4–2 4–2 3–3 4–2 2–4 1–5 6–0 1–5
Detroit 3–3 3–3 2–4 1–5 2–4 3–3 2–4 0–6 3–3 1–5
New York 2–4 3–3 2-4 5–1 2–4 6–0 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–4
Philadelphia 5–1 1–5 3–3 4–2 4–2 5–1 4–2 3–3 5–1 1–5
Pittsburgh 1–5 0–6 2–4 3–3 0–6 1–5 3–3 1–5 3–3 1–5
Providence 5–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 2–4 3–3 0–6
St. Louis 5–1 4–3 5–1 6–0 2–4 3–3 5–1 4–2 2–4 2–4
Toronto 2–4 2–4 0–6 3–3 3–3 1–5 3–3 3–3 4–2 1–5
Washington 5–1 5–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 5–1 5–1 6–0 4–2 5–1

Game logEdit

# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 3 Toronto 71–60 Frankie Baumholtz (25) 1–0
2 November 10 Washington 92–68 Frankie Baumholtz (19) 2–0
3 November 16 @ St. Louis 74–83 (OT) Leo Mogus (16) 2–1
4 November 17 Chicago 76–78 Mel Riebe (31) 2–2
5 November 19 @ Toronto 74–72 Leo Mogus (33) 3–2
6 November 23 @ New York 76–82 (OT) Mel Riebe (27) 3–3
7 November 24 Pittsburgh 62–60 Mel Riebe (20) 4–3
8 November 26 @ Detroit 46–66 Mel Riebe (13) 4–4
9 November 27 @ Pittsburgh 60–62 Nick Shaback (14) 4–5
10 November 29 @ Toronto 87–72 Leo Mogus (20) 5–5
11 December 1 Detroit 49–47 Dick Schulz (12) 6–5
12 December 7 @ Chicago 78–86 Mel Riebe (20) 6–6
13 December 8 Philadelphia 72–66 Frankie Baumholtz (23) 7–6
14 December 10 St. Louis 61–62 (OT) Leo Mogus (22) 7–7
15 December 11 @ Chicago 79–88 Frankie Baumholtz (23) 7–8
16 December 14 @ Washington 52–72 Frankie Baumholtz (14) 7–9
17 December 15 New York 70–52 Frankie Baumholtz (18) 8–9
18 December 17 Toronto 78–62 Baumholtz, Sadowski (18) 9–9
19 December 18 @ New York 56–53 Kenny Sailors (19) 10–9
20 December 19 @ Philadelphia 44–58 Frankie Baumholtz (11) 10–10
21 December 22 Pittsburgh 74–78 (OT) Frankie Baumholtz (19) 10–11
22 December 29 Chicago 79–87 (OT) Frankie Baumholtz (27) 10–12
23 December 31 St. Louis 59–68 Frankie Baumholtz (21) 10–13
24 January 1 @ Pittsburgh 61–48 George Nostrand (16) 11–13
25 January 4 @ Washington 64–78 Mel Riebe (13) 11–14
26 January 6 @ Boston 64–53 Frankie Baumholtz (14) 12–14
27 January 9 @ Providence 68–91 Frankie Baumholtz (20) 12–15
28 January 14 Providence 74–78 Ed Sadowski (21) 12–16
29 January 16 @ St. Louis 63–59 Frankie Baumholtz (24) 13–16
30 January 19 New York 79–72 Frankie Baumholtz (22) 14–16
31 January 22 @ Detroit 61–47 Frankie Baumholtz (19) 15–16
32 January 23 @ Philadelphia 78–83 Mel Riebe (17) 15–17
33 January 27 @ Toronto 88–82 Frankie Baumholtz (24) 16–17
34 January 28 Toronto 80–70 Bob Faught (17) 17–17
35 February 1 @ St. Louis 48–70 Ed Sadowski (18) 17–18
36 February 2 Washington 81–107 Baumholtz, Sailors (18) 17–19
37 February 9 Detroit 69–74 Frankie Baumholtz (21) 17–20
38 February 11 Providence 85–76 Ed Sadowski (22) 18–20
39 February 13 @ Philadelphia 48–61 Ed Sadowski (17) 18–21
40 February 15 @ New York 90–84 Frankie Baumholtz (24) 19–21
41 February 16 Philadelphia 75–71 Frankie Baumholtz (20) 20–21
42 February 18 Boston 84–73 Frankie Baumholtz (20) 21–21
43 February 22 @ Providence 77–85 Ed Sadowski (19) 21–22
44 February 23 Washington 83–91 Kenny Sailors (15) 21–23
45 February 25 St. Louis 76–96 Riebe, Sadowski (19) 21–24
46 February 26 @ Pittsburgh 74–53 Kenny Sailors (17) 22–24
47 February 28 @ Boston 62–69 Kenny Sailors (16) 22–25
48 March 2 Philadelphia 72–69 Ed Sadowski (18) 23–25
49 March 4 Providence 82–76 Kenny Sailors (26) 24–25
50 March 9 Chicago 78–107 Ed Sadowski (27) 24–26
51 March 11 Pittsburgh 78–72 George Nostrand (18) 25–26
52 March 12 @ Detroit 89–81 Ed Sadowski (35) 26–26
53 March 16 New York 69–81 Ed Sadowski (25) 26–27
54 March 18 @ Boston 67–58 Ed Sadowski (27) 27–27
55 March 20 @ Providence 73–76 Ed Sadowski (29) 27–28
56 March 22 @ Chicago 67–58 Ed Sadowski (20) 28–28
57 March 23 Detroit 69–63 Sadowski, Sailors (24) 29–28
58 March 25 Boston 72–64 Kenny Sailors (21) 30–28
59 March 29 @ Washington 69–79 Ed Sadowski (21) 30–29
60 March 30 Boston 66–71 Faught, Sadowski (19) 30–30

PlayoffsEdit

First RoundEdit

(E3) New York Knicks vs. (W3) Cleveland Rebels: Knicks win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Cleveland (April 2): Cleveland 77, New York 51
  • Game 2 @ New York (April 5): New York 86, Cleveland 74
  • Game 3 @ New York (April 9): New York 93, Cleveland 71

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

December 4, 1946
To Cleveland Rebels
George Nostrand[2]
To Toronto Huskies
Kleggie Hermsen
December 16, 1946
To Cleveland Rebels
Ed Sadowski[2]
Ray Wertis
To Toronto Huskies
Leo Mogus
Dick Schulz
Cash

ReferencesEdit