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1955-56 Fort Wayne Pistons Transactions

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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)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1955 to June 30, 1956.
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September 30, 1955

Traded Monk Meineke to the Rochester Royals for Odie Spears.

November 28, 1955

Purchased Jim Holstein from the Minneapolis Lakers.

December 16, 1955

Sold Johnny Horan to the Minneapolis Lakers.

1956

Signed Alex Hannum as a free agent.

January, 1956

Signed Chuck Cooper as a free agent.

April 30, 1956

Drafted Bill Thieben in the 3rd round (23rd pick) of the 1956 NBA Draft.

Drafted Charles Slack in the 4th round (31st pick) of the 1956 NBA Draft.

Drafted Joe Lieber in the 5th round (39th pick) of the 1956 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Schlimm in the 6th round (47th pick) of the 1956 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bruce Harris in the 7th round (55th pick) of the 1956 NBA Draft.

Traded Ron Sobie to the New York Knicks for Gene Shue.

Drafted Ron Sobie in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1956 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bob Kessler in the 2nd round (15th pick) of the 1956 NBA Draft.