Cleveland Rebels

The Cleveland Rebels were a basketball team in the Basketball Association of America (BAA), a forerunner of the modern National Basketball Association (NBA), based in Cleveland, Ohio.[1]

Cleveland Rebels
Cleveland Rebels logo
DivisionWestern Division
HistoryCleveland Rebels
ArenaCleveland Arena
LocationCleveland, Ohio
Team colorsOrange, white, blue

Franchise historyEdit

The Rebels were an inaugural franchise in the BAA's first season. The team went 30–30, finishing 3rd in the Western Division and losing in the first round of the playoffs, two games to one to the New York Knickerbockers, in its only season before going out of business.[2] The Rebels included notable early pro stars Big Ed Sadowski and Kenny Sailors. Cleveland would not have another team in what would become the NBA until the Cavaliers joined the league in 1970.

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

Season W L % Playoffs Results
Cleveland Rebels (BAA)
1946–47 30 30 .500 Lost First Round New York 2, Cleveland 1

All-time rosterEdit

The following players are the all-time roster of the Cleveland Rebels.[3]

Coaches and othersEdit

The following two coaches are the only two coaches of the Cleveland Rebels.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Cleveland Rebels". Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  2. ^ "Cleveland Rebels Franchise Index". Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  3. ^ "1946-47 Cleveland Rebels Roster and Stats". Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  4. ^ "1946-47 Cleveland Rebels Roster and Stats". Retrieved 2015-05-14.