Detroit Falcons (basketball)

The Detroit Falcons were a Basketball Association of America (forerunner of the National Basketball Association) team based in Detroit, Michigan. It played in the inaugural 1946–47 season and folded soon after the season ended, leaving Detroit without a professional basketball team until a decade later, when the Fort Wayne Pistons moved there.

Detroit Falcons
DivisionWestern Division
HistoryDetroit Falcons
ArenaDetroit Olympia
LocationDetroit, Michigan
Head coachGlenn M. Curtis (12–22)
Philip Sachs (8–18)
Division titlesNone


The Falcons played only in the inaugural season of the BAA and finished 4th in the Western Division with a 20–40 record, 18½ games out of first place. Stan Miasek was the team's star, scoring 895 points (14.9 points per game) and making the BAA's First-Team that year.

Season W L Pct. Playoffs
1946–47 20 40 .333 Did not qualify


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