Providence Steamrollers

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Providence Steamrollers
Providence Steamrollers logo
DivisionEastern Division
Founded1946
History1946–49
ArenaRhode Island Auditorium
CityProvidence, Rhode Island
Team colorsRed, White, and Black
              
Owner(s)Louis Pieri
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Providence Steamrollers
Providence Steamrollers logo
DivisionEastern Division
Founded1946
History1946–49
ArenaRhode Island Auditorium
CityProvidence, Rhode Island
Team colorsRed, White, and Black
              
Owner(s)Louis Pieri
Kit body basketballwhiteborder.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts.png
Team colours
Away
This article is about the 1940s basketball team. For the 1920s NFL team, see Providence Steam Roller.

The Providence Steamrollers were a National Basketball Association team based in Providence, Rhode Island.[1] As of April 2013, the Steamrollers remain the last pro sports franchise from one of the Big Four leagues to be based in Rhode Island.

Franchise history[edit]

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 the fewest games won in a season with 6, in the 1947–48 season (the team does not hold the record for lowest winning percentage – that distinction belongs to the 2011–12 Charlotte Bobcats.) 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.

Players of note[edit]

Coaches and others[edit]

Season-by-season records[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win–Loss %

SeasonWL %PlayoffsResults
Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1946–472832.467
1947–48642.125
1948–491248.200

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