|Home court||Rhode Island Auditorium|
|Colors||Red, white and black|
The Providence Steamrollers were a National Basketball Association team based in Providence, Rhode Island. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rhode Island Auditorium was an indoor Arena in Providence Rhode Island, at 1111 North Main Street The Steamrollers remain the last pro sports franchise from one of the Big Four leagues to be based in Rhode Island. Rhode Island ( officially named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States
The Steamrollers were one of the original eleven NBA franchises (when the league was called the Basketball Association of America). The franchise posted an all-time record of 46-122 (. 274) before folding after three seasons.
The Steamrollers still hold the dubious NBA record for least games won in a season with 6, in the 1947-48 season. The 1947–48 BAA season was the 2nd season of the Basketball Association of America, the league that would eventually become the National Basketball Association (The team does not hold the record for lowest winning percentage – that distinction belongs to the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers. The 1972–73 NBA season was the 27th season of the National Basketball Association. The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short are a professional Basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ) Also during the 1947-48 season, the Steamrollers' Nat Hickey, at age 46, established a still-standing mark as the oldest player in NBA history. Matthew "Nat" Hickey ( January 30, 1902 &ndash January 1, 1979) was an American professional Basketball player
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win–Loss %
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|1946-47||28||32||. Ernest A "Ernie" Calverley ( January 30 1924 in Pawtucket Rhode Island – September 20, 2003) was an American Basketball George Thomas Nostrand ( January 25, 1924 &ndash November 8, 1981) was an American professional Basketball player Howie Shannon was the first overall pick in the 1949 NBA Draft, selected by the Providence Steamrollers. Albert Henry Soar ( August 17 1914 - December 24 2001) was an American football Running back and Defensive back Kenneth D Loeffler ( April 14 1902 &ndash January 1 1975) was an American collegiate and professional Basketball coach 467||none|