1949–50 Denver Nuggets season

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1949–50 Denver Nuggets season
Head coachJimmy Darden
ArenaDenver Arena Auditorium
Results
Record11–51 (.177)
PlaceDivision: 6th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
RadioKOA

The 1949–50 NBA season was the only season for the original Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association.

Roster[edit]

Denver Nuggets 1949–50 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 22 United States Bartels, Edward 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) North Carolina State
F 20 United States Brown, Bob 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Miami (OH)
C 29−30 United States Browne, Jim 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Tilden HS (Chicago)
F/C United States Carter, Jake 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) East Texas State
F/C 28 United States Cotton, Jack 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Wyoming
G/F 30 United States Crocker, Dillard 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Western Michigan
G 25 United States Darden, Jimmy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Denver
F 31 United States Dodd, Earl 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Northeast Missouri State
G/F 21 United States Guokas, Al 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Saint Joseph's
G United States Herman, Bill 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Mount Union
G 24 United States Klueh, Duane 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Indiana State
G 23 United States Royer, Bob 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Indiana State
G 27 United States Sailors, Ken 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wyoming
F/C 29 United States Toomay, John 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) University of the Pacific
F/C 29 United States Volker, Floyd 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Wyoming
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Indianapolis Olympians 39 25 .609 24–7 12–16 3–2 26–9
x-Anderson Packers 37 27 .578 2 22–9 12–18 3–0 25–12
x-Tri-Cities Blackhawks 29 35 .453 10 20–13 6–20 3–2 20–17
x-Sheboygan Red Skins 22 40 .355 17 17–14 5–22 0–4 15–20
Waterloo Hawks 19 43 .306 20 16–15 2–22 1–6 13–22
Denver Nuggets 11 51 .177 28 9–16 1–25 1–10 8–27

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1949–50 NBA records
Team AND BAL BOS CHI DEN FWP IND MIN NYK PHI ROC SHE STL SYR TCB WAS WAT
Anderson 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 2–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–2 2–0 3–4 7–2 1–1 7–0
Baltimore 1–1 2–4 1–5 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–5 1–5 3–3 3–3 2–0 3–3 0–2 0–2 2–4 1–1
Boston 2–0 4–2 0–6 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–5 1–5 3–3 0–6 1–1 2–4 0–2 0–2 3–3 1–1
Chicago 1–1 5–1 6–0 2–0 2–4 1–1 2–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 2–0 5–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 2–0
Denver 3–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–7 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–4 0–2 1–6 0–7 0–2 2–5
Fort Wayne 1–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–0 5–1 0–2 2–0 2–4 1–1
Indianapolis 5–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 7–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–2 1–1 2–7 4–3 1–1 5–2
Minneapolis 1–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 5–1 4–2 3–3 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 2–0
New York 1–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–4 1–1 1–5 1–5 1–5 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 5–1 2–0
Philadelphia 1–1 3–3 3–3 2–4 2–0 2–4 0–2 2–4 1–5 1–5 2–0 2–4 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–0
Rochester 2–0 3–3 6–0 4–2 2–0 3–3 1–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 2–0
Sheboygan 2–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–3 0–2 2–5 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–6 3–4 2–0 4–3
St. Louis 0–2 3–3 4–2 1–5 2–0 1–5 1–1 1–5 2–4 4–2 1–5 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–6 1–1
Syracuse 4–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 6–1 2–0 7–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 6–1 1–1 6–1 1–1 6–1
Tri-Cities 2–7 2–0 2–0 1–1 7–0 0–2 3–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–3 0–2 1–6 1–1 4–3
Washington 1–1 4–2 3–3 3–3 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–6 1–5 4–2 0–6 0–2 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–1
Waterloo 0–7 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–2 1–1 2–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–4 1–1 1–6 3–4 1–1

Game log[edit]

1949–50 Game log
# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 October 29 at Tri-Cities 85–93 Bob Brown (16) 0–1
2 November 1 at Indianapolis 64–71 Duane Klueh (15) 0–2
3 November 3 at Syracuse 58–78 Jack Toomay (16) 0–3
4 November 4 vs Syracuse 51–84 Bob Royer (13) 0–4
5 November 9 at Waterloo 65–80 Bob Brown (23) 0–5
6 November 10 vs Chicago 53–64 Al Guokas (15) 0–6
7 November 12 vs Philadelphia 63–81 Ken Sailors (15) 0–7
8 November 13 at Fort Wayne 71–90 Bob Brown (15) 0–8
9 November 16 at Washington 90–99 Ken Sailors (26) 0–9
10 November 17 at Baltimore 71–86 Ken Sailors (20) 0–10
11 November 18 vs New York 78–85 Ken Sailors (25) 0–11
12 November 19 at Rochester 64–96 Dillard Crocker (23) 0–12
13 November 20 at Syracuse 76–102 Jack Toomay (18) 0–13
14 November 21 at Syracuse 67–77 Dillard Crocker (26) 0–14
15 November 25 Minneapolis 81–101 Ken Sailors (29) 0–15
16 November 27 Baltimore 68–61 Dillard Crocker (24) 1–15
17 November 29 Philadelphia 56–57 Al Guokas (12) 1–16
18 December 2 Waterloo 74–63 Ken Sailors (25) 2–16
19 December 4 Waterloo 86–76 Ken Sailors (26) 3–16
20 December 7 St. Louis 72–76 Ken Sailors (30) 3–17
21 December 9 at Indianapolis 75–78 Jimmy Darden (19) 3–18
22 December 10 vs Minneapolis 76–89 Bob Brown (18) 3–19
23 December 11 at Tri-Cities 66–98 Ken Sailors (15) 3–20
24 December 13 Rochester 65–81 Ken Sailors (16) 3–21
25 December 16 Indianapolis 79–81 Jimmy Darden (16) 3–22
26 December 18 Indianapolis 79–83 Bob Brown (21) 3–23
27 December 23 New York 72–83 Ken Sailors (21) 3–24
28 December 25 Sheboygan 72–76 Ken Sailors (16) 3–25
29 December 30 Tri-Cities 83–85 Ken Sailors (19) 3–26
30 January 1 Chicago 78–92 Bob Brown (17) 3–27
31 January 4 Anderson 86–82 Ken Sailors (24) 4–27
32 January 5 Anderson 76–69 Toomay, Volker (18) 5–27
33 January 10 Boston 84–97 Duane Klueh (20) 5–28
34 January 12 at Sheboygan 92–115 Floyd Volker (24) 5–29
35 January 14 at Sheboygan 94–80 Dillard Crocker (28) 6–29
36 January 15 at St. Louis 83–89 Ken Sailors (15) 6–30
37 January 16 at Anderson 83–95 Ken Sailors (24) 6–31
38 January 17 at Indianapolis 81–101 Bob Brown (21) 6–32
39 January 19 at Syracuse 86–107 Bob Brown (21) 6–33
40 January 21 at Waterloo 84–88 Bob Brown (22) 6–34
41 January 22 at Tri-Cities 97–111 Duane Klueh (26) 6–35
42 January 25 at Waterloo 83–104 Dillard Crocker (18) 6–36
43 January 26 at Anderson 75–109 Jack Toomay (18) 6–37
44 January 31 Washington 78–88 Ken Sailors (20) 6–38
45 February 7 Fort Wayne 67–83 Ken Sailors (21) 6–39
46 February 11 Sheboygan 108–78 Dillard Crocker (32) 7–39
47 February 13 Sheboygan 79–67 Ken Sailors (27) 8–39
48 February 14 vs Boston 84–78 Ken Sailors (29) 9–39
49 February 16 Anderson 86–95 Dillard Crocker (26) 9–40
50 February 19 Anderson 86–85 Ken Sailors (31) 10–40
51 February 21 Syracuse 89–78 Ken Sailors (33) 11–40
52 February 23 Syracuse 80–108 Ken Sailors (24) 11–41
53 February 26 Waterloo 76–100 Dillard Crocker (26) 11–42
54 February 27 vs Tri-Cities 75–110 Dillard Crocker (19) 11–43
55 March 1 vs Tri-Cities 80–97 Dillard Crocker (27) 11–44
56 March 2 at Anderson 72–85 Brown, Sailors (19) 11–45
57 March 5 at Tri-Cities 80–91 Dillard Crocker (21) 11–46
58 March 8 at Waterloo 68–97 Jack Toomay (18) 11–47
59 March 9 at Sheboygan 92–115 Jack Toomay (21) 11–48
60 March 10 at Sheboygan 104–141 Jack Toomay (23) 11–49
61 March 16 vs Indianapolis 99–111 Jack Toomay (21) 11–50
62 March 18 vs Indianapolis 73–110 Dillard Crocker (18) 11–51

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