The 1947-48 BAA season was the Warriors' 2nd season in the BAA (which later became the NBA). The Warriors would win the BAA Semifinals playoff series 4-3 against the St. Louis Bombers and go on to play in the BAA (NBA) finals, ultimately losing to the Baltimore Bullets (who won the BAA championship) 4-2.
The St. Louis Bombers were originally part of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1946. The BAA merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949 to become the National Basketball Association (NBA). In 1950, the Bombers, along with five other teams, dropped out of the league altogether.
We offer a very rare program from March 27, 1948 which was the 3rd game in the semi-final playoffs. The Warriors would win in Philadelphia by a score of 84-56. Joe Fulks led the Warriors with 30 points while Red Rocha and Ariel Maughn would lead St. Louis with 16 points each.
The Warriors coached by HOF’er – Eddie Gottlieb featured Frank Crossin, Angelo Musi, Jerry Fleishman, George Senesky, Ralph Kaplowitz, Joe Fulks (HOF), Howie Dallmar, and a crew of other early NBA/BAA pioneers.
The Bombers were coached by HOF’er – Ken Loeffler and featured – Red Rocha, Johnny Logan, Ariel Maughn, Irv Rothenberg, and Bob Doll.
This program is filled with articles and tons of photos. All pages intact and it’s in VG condition with some wear. Program has been scored neatly. Early championship programs from the BAA are super RARE!!!