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1955-56 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster and Stats

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Record: 37-35, Finished 1st in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Charles Eckman (37-35)

PTS/G: 94.4 (8th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 93.7 (1st of 8)
SRS: 0.45 (3rd of 8) ▪ Pace: 103.2 (8th of 8)
Off Rtg: 90.7 (5th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 90.0 (4th of 8)
Expected W-L: 38-34 (2nd of 8)

Arena: War Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1956 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (1-4) versus Philadelphia Warriors  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Finals (2-3) versus St. Louis Hawks  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
15-18 Jesse Arnelle PF 6-5 220 December 30, 1933 R Pennsylvania State University
18 Don Bielke C 6-7 240 R Valparaiso University
7 Frankie Brian PG 6-1 180 May 1, 1923 6 Louisiana State University
6 Chuck Cooper SF 6-5 210 September 29, 1926 5 Duquesne University
7-8 Corky Devlin SG 6-5 195 December 21, 1931 R George Washington University
16 Larry Foust C 6-9 215 June 24, 1928 5 La Salle University
10 Jim Holstein SF 6-3 180 September 24, 1930 3 University of Cincinnati
15 Johnny Horan F 6-8 190 November 24, 1932 R University of Dayton
17 Bob Houbregs C 6-7 210 March 12, 1932 2 University of Washington
9 Mel Hutchins PF 6-6 200 November 22, 1928 4 Brigham Young University
5 Chuck Noble SG 6-4 190 July 24, 1931 R University of Louisville
14 Andy Phillip PG 6-2 195 March 7, 1922 8 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
8-15 Odie Spears SF 6-5 205 June 26, 1925 6 Western Kentucky University
12 George Yardley SF 6-5 190 November 3, 1928 2 Stanford University
10 Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 December 7, 1925 9 St. John's University

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 72 2396 6174 .388 2396 6174 .388 2002 2729 .734 3974 1752 1789 6794
Team/G 33.3 85.8 .388 33.3 85.8 .388 27.8 37.9 .734 55.2 24.3 24.8 94.4
Lg Rank 8 8 5 8 8 5 6 5 6 8 3 2 8
Year/Year 2.7% 3.2% -0.002 2.7% 3.2% -0.002 0.8% 0.7% +0.001 3.9% 0.9% 2.1% 2.1%
Opponent 72 6743
Opponent/G 93.7
Lg Rank 1
Year/Year 4.1%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 38 34 0.71 -0.26 0.45 90.7 90.0 103.2 .442 .388 .324 War Memorial Coliseum
Lg Rank 2 2 2 7 3 5 4 8 2 5 3

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 George Yardley 27 71 2353 434 1067 .407 434 1067 .407 365 492 .742 686 159 212 1233
2 Mel Hutchins 27 66 2240 325 764 .425 325 764 .425 142 221 .643 496 180 166 792
3 Andy Phillip 33 70 2078 148 405 .365 148 405 .365 112 199 .563 257 410 155 408
4 Larry Foust 27 72 2024 367 821 .447 367 821 .447 432 555 .778 648 127 263 1166
5 Chuck Noble 24 72 2013 270 767 .352 270 767 .352 146 195 .749 261 282 253 686
6 Corky Devlin 24 69 1535 200 541 .370 200 541 .370 146 192 .760 171 138 119 546
7 Bob Houbregs 23 70 1535 247 575 .430 247 575 .430 283 383 .739 414 159 147 777
8 Odie Spears 30 72 1378 166 468 .355 166 468 .355 159 201 .791 231 121 191 491
9 Frankie Brian 32 37 680 78 263 .297 78 263 .297 72 88 .818 88 74 62 228
10 Chuck Cooper 29 32 570 43 136 .316 43 136 .316 38 49 .776 101 28 69 124
11 Jesse Arnelle 22 31 409 52 164 .317 52 164 .317 43 69 .623 170 18 60 147
12 Max Zaslofsky 30 9 182 29 81 .358 29 81 .358 30 35 .857 16 16 18 88
13 Johnny Horan 23 7 43 8 26 .308 8 26 .308 6 6 1.000 4 1 14 22
14 Don Bielke 7 38 5 9 .556 5 9 .556 4 7 .571 9 1 9 14
15 Jim Holstein 25

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Mel Hutchins 27 66 33.9 4.9 11.6 .425 4.9 11.6 .425 2.2 3.3 .643 7.5 2.7 2.5 12.0
2 George Yardley 27 71 33.1 6.1 15.0 .407 6.1 15.0 .407 5.1 6.9 .742 9.7 2.2 3.0 17.4
3 Andy Phillip 33 70 29.7 2.1 5.8 .365 2.1 5.8 .365 1.6 2.8 .563 3.7 5.9 2.2 5.8
4 Larry Foust 27 72 28.1 5.1 11.4 .447 5.1 11.4 .447 6.0 7.7 .778 9.0 1.8 3.7 16.2
5 Chuck Noble 24 72 28.0 3.8 10.7 .352 3.8 10.7 .352 2.0 2.7 .749 3.6 3.9 3.5 9.5
6 Corky Devlin 24 69 22.2 2.9 7.8 .370 2.9 7.8 .370 2.1 2.8 .760 2.5 2.0 1.7 7.9
7 Bob Houbregs 23 70 21.9 3.5 8.2 .430 3.5 8.2 .430 4.0 5.5 .739 5.9 2.3 2.1 11.1
8 Max Zaslofsky 30 9 20.2 3.2 9.0 .358 3.2 9.0 .358 3.3 3.9 .857 1.8 1.8 2.0 9.8
9 Odie Spears 30 72 19.1 2.3 6.5 .355 2.3 6.5 .355 2.2 2.8 .791 3.2 1.7 2.7 6.8
10 Frankie Brian 32 37 18.4 2.1 7.1 .297 2.1 7.1 .297 1.9 2.4 .818 2.4 2.0 1.7 6.2
11 Chuck Cooper 29 32 17.8 1.3 4.3 .316 1.3 4.3 .316 1.2 1.5 .776 3.2 0.9 2.2 3.9
12 Jesse Arnelle 22 31 13.2 1.7 5.3 .317 1.7 5.3 .317 1.4 2.2 .623 5.5 0.6 1.9 4.7
13 Johnny Horan 23 7 6.1 1.1 3.7 .308 1.1 3.7 .308 0.9 0.9 1.000 0.6 0.1 2.0 3.1
14 Don Bielke 7 5.4 0.7 1.3 .556 0.7 1.3 .556 0.6 1.0 .571 1.3 0.1 1.3 2.0
15 Jim Holstein 25

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 George Yardley 27 71 2353 6.6 16.3 .407 6.6 16.3 .407 5.6 7.5 .742 10.5 2.4 3.2 18.9
2 Mel Hutchins 27 66 2240 5.2 12.3 .425 5.2 12.3 .425 2.3 3.6 .643 8.0 2.9 2.7 12.7
3 Andy Phillip 33 70 2078 2.6 7.0 .365 2.6 7.0 .365 1.9 3.4 .563 4.5 7.1 2.7 7.1
4 Larry Foust 27 72 2024 6.5 14.6 .447 6.5 14.6 .447 7.7 9.9 .778 11.5 2.3 4.7 20.7
5 Chuck Noble 24 72 2013 4.8 13.7 .352 4.8 13.7 .352 2.6 3.5 .749 4.7 5.0 4.5 12.3
6 Corky Devlin 24 69 1535 4.7 12.7 .370 4.7 12.7 .370 3.4 4.5 .760 4.0 3.2 2.8 12.8
7 Bob Houbregs 23 70 1535 5.8 13.5 .430 5.8 13.5 .430 6.6 9.0 .739 9.7 3.7 3.4 18.2
8 Odie Spears 30 72 1378 4.3 12.2 .355 4.3 12.2 .355 4.2 5.3 .791 6.0 3.2 5.0 12.8
9 Frankie Brian 32 37 680 4.1 13.9 .297 4.1 13.9 .297 3.8 4.7 .818 4.7 3.9 3.3 12.1
10 Chuck Cooper 29 32 570 2.7 8.6 .316 2.7 8.6 .316 2.4 3.1 .776 6.4 1.8 4.4 7.8
11 Jesse Arnelle 22 31 409 4.6 14.4 .317 4.6 14.4 .317 3.8 6.1 .623 15.0 1.6 5.3 12.9
12 Max Zaslofsky 30 9 182 5.7 16.0 .358 5.7 16.0 .358 5.9 6.9 .857 3.2 3.2 3.6 17.4
13 Johnny Horan 23 7 43 6.7 21.8 .308 6.7 21.8 .308 5.0 5.0 1.000 3.3 0.8 11.7 18.4
14 Don Bielke 7 38 4.7 8.5 .556 4.7 8.5 .556 3.8 6.6 .571 8.5 0.9 8.5 13.3
15 Jim Holstein 25

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 George Yardley 27 71 2353 .407 16.3 .407 .742
2 Mel Hutchins 27 66 2240 .425 12.3 .425 .643
3 Andy Phillip 33 70 2078 .365 7.0 .365 .563
4 Larry Foust 27 72 2024 .447 14.6 .447 .778
5 Chuck Noble 24 72 2013 .352 13.7 .352 .749
6 Corky Devlin 24 69 1535 .370 12.7 .370 .760
7 Bob Houbregs 23 70 1535 .430 13.5 .430 .739
8 Odie Spears 30 72 1378 .355 12.2 .355 .791
9 Frankie Brian 32 37 680 .297 13.9 .297 .818
10 Chuck Cooper 29 32 570 .316 8.6 .316 .776
11 Jesse Arnelle 22 31 409 .317 14.4 .317 .623
12 Max Zaslofsky 30 9 182 .358 16.0 .358 .857
13 Johnny Horan 23 7 43 .308 21.8 .308 1.000
14 Don Bielke 7 38 .556 8.5 .556 .571
15 Jim Holstein 25

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 George Yardley 27 71 2353 20.0 .480 .407 .461 4.6 2.8 7.5 .152
2 Mel Hutchins 27 66 2240 14.4 .460 .425 .289 2.1 2.4 4.4 .095
3 Andy Phillip 33 70 2078 11.9 .414 .365 .491 0.6 2.3 2.9 .066
4 Larry Foust 27 72 2024 23.8 .547 .447 .676 8.6 2.6 11.1 .264
5 Chuck Noble 24 72 2013 10.8 .402 .352 .254 -0.9 2.0 1.1 .026
6 Corky Devlin 24 69 1535 11.3 .436 .370 .355 0.6 1.2 1.8 .057
7 Bob Houbregs 23 70 1535 22.0 .523 .430 .666 4.9 1.9 6.9 .214
8 Odie Spears 30 72 1378 11.3 .441 .355 .429 0.7 1.3 2.0 .070
9 Frankie Brian 32 37 680 9.4 .378 .297 .335 -0.8 0.6 -0.2 -0.016
10 Chuck Cooper 29 32 570 6.4 .394 .316 .360 -0.3 0.5 0.2 .016
11 Jesse Arnelle 22 31 409 12.6 .378 .317 .421 -0.6 0.6 0.0 -0.001
12 Max Zaslofsky 30 9 182 13.8 .456 .358 .432 0.2 0.1 0.3 .091
13 Johnny Horan 23 7 43 2.3 .384 .308 .231 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.066
14 Don Bielke 7 38 12.2 .579 .556 .778 0.1 0.0 0.2 .198
15 Jim Holstein 25

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 George Yardley 27 10 406 77 183 .421 77 183 .421 76 98 .776 139 26 25 230
2 Mel Hutchins 27 10 377 34 112 .304 34 112 .304 25 41 .610 88 23 27 93
3 Larry Foust 27 10 289 49 130 .377 49 130 .377 70 89 .787 127 14 38 168
4 Corky Devlin 24 10 275 41 101 .406 41 101 .406 15 25 .600 21 23 21 97
5 Chuck Noble 24 10 261 29 92 .315 29 92 .315 16 17 .941 30 41 30 74
6 Bob Houbregs 23 10 217 36 78 .462 36 78 .462 31 44 .705 67 14 21 103
7 Odie Spears 30 10 177 20 62 .323 20 62 .323 13 23 .565 29 14 33 53
8 Andy Phillip 33 10 173 9 27 .333 9 27 .333 11 25 .440 26 35 16 29
9 Frankie Brian 32 10 166 26 68 .382 26 68 .382 17 21 .810 12 17 15 69
10 Chuck Cooper 29 9 59 5 26 .192 5 26 .192 2 3 .667 17 2 5 12

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 George Yardley 27 10 40.6 7.7 18.3 .421 7.7 18.3 .421 7.6 9.8 .776 13.9 2.6 2.5 23.0
2 Mel Hutchins 27 10 37.7 3.4 11.2 .304 3.4 11.2 .304 2.5 4.1 .610 8.8 2.3 2.7 9.3
3 Larry Foust 27 10 28.9 4.9 13.0 .377 4.9 13.0 .377 7.0 8.9 .787 12.7 1.4 3.8 16.8
4 Corky Devlin 24 10 27.5 4.1 10.1 .406 4.1 10.1 .406 1.5 2.5 .600 2.1 2.3 2.1 9.7
5 Chuck Noble 24 10 26.1 2.9 9.2 .315 2.9 9.2 .315 1.6 1.7 .941 3.0 4.1 3.0 7.4
6 Bob Houbregs 23 10 21.7 3.6 7.8 .462 3.6 7.8 .462 3.1 4.4 .705 6.7 1.4 2.1 10.3
7 Odie Spears 30 10 17.7 2.0 6.2 .323 2.0 6.2 .323 1.3 2.3 .565 2.9 1.4 3.3 5.3
8 Andy Phillip 33 10 17.3 0.9 2.7 .333 0.9 2.7 .333 1.1 2.5 .440 2.6 3.5 1.6 2.9
9 Frankie Brian 32 10 16.6 2.6 6.8 .382 2.6 6.8 .382 1.7 2.1 .810 1.2 1.7 1.5 6.9
10 Chuck Cooper 29 9 6.6 0.6 2.9 .192 0.6 2.9 .192 0.2 0.3 .667 1.9 0.2 0.6 1.3

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 George Yardley 27 10 406 6.8 16.2 .421 6.8 16.2 .421 6.7 8.7 .776 12.3 2.3 2.2 20.4
2 Mel Hutchins 27 10 377 3.2 10.7 .304 3.2 10.7 .304 2.4 3.9 .610 8.4 2.2 2.6 8.9
3 Larry Foust 27 10 289 6.1 16.2 .377 6.1 16.2 .377 8.7 11.1 .787 15.8 1.7 4.7 20.9
4 Corky Devlin 24 10 275 5.4 13.2 .406 5.4 13.2 .406 2.0 3.3 .600 2.7 3.0 2.7 12.7
5 Chuck Noble 24 10 261 4.0 12.7 .315 4.0 12.7 .315 2.2 2.3 .941 4.1 5.7 4.1 10.2
6 Bob Houbregs 23 10 217 6.0 12.9 .462 6.0 12.9 .462 5.1 7.3 .705 11.1 2.3 3.5 17.1
7 Odie Spears 30 10 177 4.1 12.6 .323 4.1 12.6 .323 2.6 4.7 .565 5.9 2.8 6.7 10.8
8 Andy Phillip 33 10 173 1.9 5.6 .333 1.9 5.6 .333 2.3 5.2 .440 5.4 7.3 3.3 6.0
9 Frankie Brian 32 10 166 5.6 14.7 .382 5.6 14.7 .382 3.7 4.6 .810 2.6 3.7 3.3 15.0
10 Chuck Cooper 29 9 59 3.1 15.9 .192 3.1 15.9 .192 1.2 1.8 .667 10.4 1.2 3.1 7.3

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 George Yardley 27 10 406 .421 16.2 .421 .776
2 Mel Hutchins 27 10 377 .304 10.7 .304 .610
3 Larry Foust 27 10 289 .377 16.2 .377 .787
4 Corky Devlin 24 10 275 .406 13.2 .406 .600
5 Chuck Noble 24 10 261 .315 12.7 .315 .941
6 Bob Houbregs 23 10 217 .462 12.9 .462 .705
7 Odie Spears 30 10 177 .323 12.6 .323 .565
8 Andy Phillip 33 10 173 .333 5.6 .333 .440
9 Frankie Brian 32 10 166 .382 14.7 .382 .810
10 Chuck Cooper 29 9 59 .192 15.9 .192 .667

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 George Yardley 27 10 406 25.4 .509 .421 .536 13.1 1.3 0.8 2.1 .244
2 Mel Hutchins 27 10 377 9.0 .358 .304 .366 10.4 -0.6 0.6 0.0 .003
3 Larry Foust 27 10 289 25.2 .497 .377 .685 9.5 0.8 0.6 1.5 .243
4 Corky Devlin 24 10 275 10.7 .433 .406 .248 15.8 0.1 0.3 0.4 .066
5 Chuck Noble 24 10 261 9.9 .372 .315 .185 27.7 -0.3 0.4 0.1 .025
6 Bob Houbregs 23 10 217 21.7 .529 .462 .564 12.6 0.7 0.4 1.1 .239
7 Odie Spears 30 10 177 6.1 .367 .323 .371 14.0 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.004
8 Andy Phillip 33 10 173 11.4 .382 .333 .926 32.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 .084
9 Frankie Brian 32 10 166 13.0 .447 .382 .309 19.6 0.1 0.2 0.3 .094
10 Chuck Cooper 29 9 59 1.3 .220 .192 .115 5.7 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.228