Fort Wayne Pistons 1952-53 Season



Home ArenaWar Memorial Coliseum
Head CoachP. Birch
General Manager Carl Bennett
Owner Fred Zollner
After 2 straight losing seasons the Pistons post a winning record finishing in 3rd place with a record of 36-33, as Larry Foust leads the team in points and rebounds. In the playoffs the Pistons would finally get past the Rochester Royals in a 3-game series taking the decisive Game 3 by 2 points.


1952-53 Playoffs

Lost Division Finals

1952-53 Standings

36-33 (.522) 3th place


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Western W L Pct GB
1 Lakers   48 22 .686 -
2 Royals 44 26 .629 4.0
3 Pistons 36 33 .522 11.5
4 Olympians 28 43 .394 20.5
Hawks 27 44 .380 21.5

1952-53 Draft Picks

1 / 3 Dick Groat
2 / 0 Bill Carlson
2 / 0 Hal Cerra
2 / 0 Bob Clifton
2 / 0 Leo Corkery
2 / 0 Monk Meineke
2 / 0 Jim Ramstead
2 / 0 Lee Terrill




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