Detroit Falcons (basketball)

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

The Detroit Falcons were a professional basketball team based in Detroit. It played in the 1946–47 season in Basketball Association of America, a predecessor organization to the National Basketball Association. The team folded after one season, leaving the Motor City without a professional basketball team until a decade later, when the Fort Wayne Pistons moved there.


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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