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1958-59 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Bob Pettit (29.2/16.4/3.1)
Rookie of the Year: Elgin Baylor (24.9/15.0/4.1)

PPG Leader: Bob Pettit (29.2)
RPG Leader: Bill Russell (23.0)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (8.6)
WS Leader: Bob Pettit (14.8)

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Transactions listed are from July 1, 1958 to June 30, 1959.
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Date Type From To Transaction
August 5, 1958 Trade STL CIN

The St. Louis Hawks traded Wayne Embry, Jim Palmer, Darrell Floyd, Gerry Calvert and Ken Sidle to the Cincinnati Royals for Clyde Lovellette. Lovellette was sent as player to be named later on September 16, 1958.

September 12, 1958 Hiring PHW

The Philadelphia Warriors hired Al Cervi as Head Coach.

November 20, 1958 Firing STL

The St. Louis Hawks fired Andy Phillip as Head Coach.

November 20, 1958 Hiring STL

The St. Louis Hawks hired Ed Macauley as Head Coach.

December 1, 1958 Firing CIN

The Cincinnati Royals fired Bobby Wanzer as Head Coach.

December 1, 1958 Hiring CIN

The Cincinnati Royals hired Tom Marshall as Head Coach.

December 16, 1958 Trade CIN PHW

The Cincinnati Royals traded Vern Hatton to the Philadelphia Warriors for Phil Rollins.

December 16, 1958 Claim PHW SYR

The Syracuse Nationals claimed George Dempsey on waivers from the Philadelphia Warriors.

January 14, 1959 Trade CIN STL

The Cincinnati Royals traded Si Green to the St. Louis Hawks for Med Park and Jack Stephens.

January 27, 1959 Trade PHW NYK

The Philadelphia Warriors traded Jack George to the New York Knicks for Guy Sparrow.

February 13, 1959 Trade DET SYR

The Detroit Pistons traded George Yardley to the Syracuse Nationals for Ed Conlin.

March 18, 1959 Resignation PHW

Al Cervi resigns as Head Coach for Philadelphia Warriors.

March 31, 1959 Trade CIN DET

The Cincinnati Royals traded Archie Dees and a 1959 2nd round draft pick (Tom Robitaille was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons for Phil Jordon.