St. Louis Hawks Playoff Rosters

1955-1956 St. Louis Hawks Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Jack Coleman PF 6-7 195 May 23, 1924 31 Louisville 6 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 1, Providence Steamrollers
Al Ferrari PG 6-2 190 Jul 6, 1933 22 Michigan State 0 1955 Rnd 3, Pick 1, Milwaukee Hawks
Alex Hannum FC 6-7 210 Jul 19, 1923 32 USC 6 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 2, Indianapolis Jets
Bob Harrison PG 6-1 190 Aug 12, 1927 28 Michigan 6 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 11, Minneapolis Lakers
Jack McMahon PG 6-1 185 Dec 3, 1928 27 St. John's 3 1952 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 9, Rochester Royals
Med Park GF 6-2 205 Apr 11, 1933 22 Missouri 0 1955 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Bob Pettit FC 6-9 205 Dec 12, 1932 23 LSU 1 1954 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Milwaukee Hawks
Bob Schafer PG 6-2 165 Jan 1, 1940 N/A Villanova 0 1955 Rnd 3, Pick 3, Philadelphia Warriors
Frank Selvy SG 6-3 180 Nov 9, 1932 23 Furman 1 1954 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
Charlie Share C 6-11 235 Mar 14, 1927 29 Bowling Green 4 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 1, Boston Celtics
Jack Stephens PG 6-2 190 May 18, 1933 22 Notre Dame 0 1955 Rnd 2, Pick 1, Milwaukee Hawks

1955-1956 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #2 Boston Celtics #3 Syracuse Nationals SYR in 3
Second Round W2 Minneapolis Lakers W3 St. Louis Hawks STH in 3
Conference Finals #1 San Francisco Warriors #3 Syracuse Nationals PHI in 5
Conference Finals W1 Fort Wayne Pistons W3 St. Louis Hawks FWP in 5
NBA Finals #1 San Francisco Warriors W1 Fort Wayne Pistons PHI in 5
Division Tiebreaker #3 Syracuse Nationals #4 New York Knicks SYR in 1
Division Tiebreaker W3 St. Louis Hawks W2 Minneapolis Lakers MIN in 1

1955-1956 St. Louis Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bob Pettit 8 34.2 19.1 10.5 2.2
Al Ferrari 8 33.0 14.8 4.1 3.0
Jack Coleman 8 41.4 13.8 9.9 4.0
Charlie Share 8 28.9 12.9 9.1 1.6
Bob Harrison 8 32.0 8.2 3.0 3.6
Alex Hannum 8 19.9 7.6 3.6 1.2
Jack McMahon 8 20.2 5.4 1.1 1.9
Jack Stephens 7 16.6 5.6 3.3 1.3
Med Park 6 14.7 6.3 2.8 1.8
Bob Schafer 4 9.8 2.8 2.2 0.2

1955-1956 St. Louis Hawks Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record St. Louis Leaders Minneapolis Leaders
Mar 17, 1956
v.
Minneapolis
W, 116-115 Kiel Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 25. Bob Pettit
PTS: 19. S. Martin
Mar 19, 1956
@
Minneapolis
L, 133-75 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 14. Bob Pettit
PTS: 19. S. Martin
Mar 21, 1956
@
Minneapolis
W, 115-116 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 41. Bob Pettit
PTS: 31. C. Lovellette

1955-1956 St. Louis Hawks Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record St. Louis Leaders Fort Wayne Leaders
Mar 22, 1956
@
Fort Wayne
W, 85-86 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 17. Al Ferrari
PTS: 23. G. Yardley
Mar 24, 1956
v.
Fort Wayne
W, 84-74 Kiel Auditorium
Conference Finals
2-0 PTS: 21. Al Ferrari
PTS: 16. Larry Foust
Mar 25, 1956
@
Fort Wayne
L, 107-84 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Conference Finals
2-1 PTS: 18. Alex Hannum
PTS: 19. G. Yardley
Mar 27, 1956
v.
Fort Wayne
L, 84-93 Kiel Auditorium
Conference Finals
2-2 PTS: 19. Jack Coleman
PTS: 30. G. Yardley
Mar 29, 1956
@
Fort Wayne
L, 102-97 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Conference Finals
2-3 PTS: 20. Jack Coleman
PTS: 20. G. Yardley

1955-1956 St. Louis Hawks Division Tiebreaker Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record St. Louis Leaders Minneapolis Leaders
Mar 16, 1956
v.
Minneapolis
L, 97-103 Kiel Auditorium
Division Tiebreaker
0-1 N/A N/A