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1939-40 NBL Season Summary

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League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G
Eastern Division           
Akron Firestone Non-Skids (1) 19 9 .679 44.3 40.6
Detroit Eagles (2) 17 11 .607 2.0 39.6 37.0
Akron Goodyear Wingfoots 14 14 .500 5.0 37.4 37.0
Indianapolis Kautskys 9 19 .321 10.0 41.5 45.6
Western Division           
Oshkosh All-Stars* 15 13 .536 42.7 40.2
Sheboygan Redskins* 15 13 .536 36.7 38.3
Chicago Bruins 14 14 .500 1.0 36.8 36.4
Hammond Ciesar All-Americans 9 19 .321 6.0 36.9 40.8

(1) Akron Firestone's final game of the season versus Detroit also counted as the first game of the NBL playoffs.
(2) Detroit's final game of the season at Akron Firestone also counted as the first game of the NBL playoffs.

Playoffs

Team & Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Record Team Opponent
Rk Team G W L W/L% FG FT FTA PTS PPG FG FT FTA PTS PPG
1 Akron Firestone Non-Skids* 28 19 9 .679 471 299 1241 44.3 1137 40.6
2 Detroit Eagles* 28 17 11 .607 404 301 1109 39.6 1036 37.0
3 Oshkosh All-Stars* 28 15 13 .536 433 329 1195 42.7 1126 40.2
4 Sheboygan Redskins* 28 15 13 .536 376 276 1028 36.7 1072 38.3
5 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots 28 14 14 .500 376 294 1046 37.4 1036 37.0
6 Chicago Bruins 28 14 14 .500 383 264 1030 36.8 1018 36.4
7 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans 28 9 19 .321 372 288 1032 36.9 1142 40.8
8 Indianapolis Kautskys 28 9 19 .321 431 301 1163 41.5 1277 45.6
League Average 28 14 14 .500 406 294 1106 39.5 1106 39.5

League Leaders

Games
1. Wilbert Kautz-CHB 28
  Elmer Johnson-CHB 28
  Bernard Opper-DTE 28
  Herman Witasek-OAS 28
  Nat Frankel-DTE 28
  Paul Sokody-SHR 28
  Gerard Bush-AFN 28
  Ben Stephens-AGW 28
  Kenneth Suesens-SHR 28
  Willie Phillips-CHB 28
  Leroy Edwards-OAS 28
  Floyd Ebaugh-AGW 28
  Mike Novak-CHB 28
  Charley Shipp-OAS 28
  Scott Armstrong-INK 28
  Jewell Young-INK 28
  Reuben Lautenschlager-SHR 28
  Bill Holland-DTE 28
  John Moir-AFN 28
20. Paul Nowak-AFN 27
  Irv Torgoff-DTE 27
  Irving Terjesen-AFN 27
  Howard Vocke-AGW 27
  Louis Barle-OAS 27
  Otto Kolar-SHR 27
  Ernest Andres-INK 27
  Jack Ozburn-AFN 27
  David Quabius-SHR 27
  Jim Currie-HCA 27
  Frank Linskey-CHB 27
  Walter Stankey-TOT 27
Field Goals
1. Ernest Andres-INK 130
2. Mike Novak-CHB 114
3. Jack Ozburn-AFN 113
4. Leroy Edwards-OAS 111
5. Wilbert Kautz-CHB 105
6. Jewell Young-INK 95
7. Ben Stephens-AGW 91
8. Nat Frankel-DTE 80
9. Howard Cable-AFN 79
10. Reuben Lautenschlager-SHR 76
11. Charley Shipp-OAS 74
12. James Goff-HCA 68
13. Irv Torgoff-DTE 66
14. Urgel Wintermute-DTE 65
  Connie Berry-OAS 65
16. Gerard Bush-AFN 63
  John Moir-AFN 63
18. Herman Witasek-OAS 62
19. Darwin Hutchins-HCA 59
20. Otto Kolar-SHR 55
21. Louis Barle-OAS 54
22. Paul Sokody-SHR 51
23. Howard Vocke-AGW 49
24. Gene Anderson-AGW 47
25. Paul Nowak-AFN 46
  Buddy Jeannette-DTE 46
Free Throws
1. Leroy Edwards-OAS 139
2. Ben Stephens-AGW 113
3. Robert Neu-HCA 71
4. Jewell Young-INK 70
5. Mike Novak-CHB 65
6. Wilbert Kautz-CHB 63
  Jack Ozburn-AFN 63
8. Howard Cable-AFN 61
9. Nat Frankel-DTE 55
10. Buddy Jeannette-DTE 54
11. George Chestnut-INK 53
12. Homer Thompson-INK 52
13. Urgel Wintermute-DTE 50
14. George Hesik-SHR 49
  Connie Berry-OAS 49
16. John Moir-AFN 48
17. Irv Torgoff-DTE 43
18. Howard Vocke-AGW 42
19. Glynn Downey-HCA 41
20. Louis Barle-OAS 40
21. Elmer Johnson-CHB 39
22. Darwin Hutchins-HCA 38
  Herman Witasek-OAS 38
24. Floyd Ebaugh-AGW 37
25. Otto Kolar-SHR 36
  Gerard Bush-AFN 36
  Bill Holland-DTE 36
Points
1. Leroy Edwards-OAS 361
2. Ben Stephens-AGW 295
3. Mike Novak-CHB 293
4. Ernest Andres-INK 292
5. Jack Ozburn-AFN 289
6. Wilbert Kautz-CHB 273
7. Jewell Young-INK 260
8. Howard Cable-AFN 219
9. Nat Frankel-DTE 215
10. Reuben Lautenschlager-SHR 184
11. Urgel Wintermute-DTE 180
12. Connie Berry-OAS 179
13. Irv Torgoff-DTE 175
14. Charley Shipp-OAS 174
  John Moir-AFN 174
16. Gerard Bush-AFN 162
  Herman Witasek-OAS 162
18. Robert Neu-HCA 159
19. Darwin Hutchins-HCA 156
20. James Goff-HCA 148
  Louis Barle-OAS 148
22. Otto Kolar-SHR 146
  Buddy Jeannette-DTE 146
24. Howard Vocke-AGW 140
25. Paul Sokody-SHR 133

League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Leroy Edwards
Rookie of the Year: Ben Stephens

All-NBL Teams

1st Team
Howard Cable
Leroy Edwards
Wilbert Kautz
Charley Shipp
Ben Stephens
2nd Team
Ernest Andres
Nat Frankel
Otto Kolar
Reuben Lautenschlager
Jack Ozburn