|Detroit Falcons HISTORY
Arena: Detroit Olympia
5920 Grand River Avenue Detroit, Michigan
Built in: 1927
1946 BAA Indianapolis
1946-47 BAA Detroit Falcons
Glenn Curtis 1946/47
Philip Sachs 1946/47
Season W L % Playoffs Results
1946-47 20 40 .333
Head-to-Head with the NBL:
The Falcons were in a unique position in the BAA's early history, they were in the only market to directly compete with the National Basketball League, the BAA's cheif competitor.
The same year that the BAA was founded and the Falcons joined the upstart league, the NBL announced that a new team was to replace the Detroit Eagles, who had folded a few seasons prior, in Detroit. The new Detroit team was called the Gems.
Both the Falcons and the Gems were terrible basketball teams, and competing against each other made them both financial failures. The Falcons finished their only season going 20-40, which was a lot better than the Gems who managed to go just 4-40.
The Falcons folded following their only season in the BAA, while the Gems got sold to an investor groud in Minneapolis and were renamed the Lakers.
Falcons battle for a rebound vs the Knicks in 1946.
Game program possibly from the same game
Celtics vs Falcons.