APBR MEMBER SITES
Advance Pro Basketball
The Blazer Guy
CBA Franchise Geneologies
Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos
Heroes of Camden NJ
Journal of Basketball Studies
Logoserver Sports Logos
Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches
Patricia’s Various Basketball Stuff
Remember the ABA
Sports Central National Basketball Association Index
What Do You Think?
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS HISTORY SITES
Pro Football Reference.com
Hockey Research Association
The Internet Hockey Database
Professional Football Researchers Association
The Society for American Baseball Research
The US Soccer History Archives
MISCELLANEOUS BASKETBALL LINKS
Ballparks by Munsey & Suppes
Doug’s NBA and MLB Stats
Houston Jr. NBA/WNBA
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame – Basketball
Jeremy Benson’s College Basketball Home Page
Jews in Sports
Philippine Basketball Association
Pro Exposure Network
Team Sports In Birmingham
With a question or for membership
INFORMATION ON APBR MEMBERSHIP
Welcome to the home page for the Association for Professional Basketball Research. The APBR is an organization founded by Robert Bradley with the following objectives:
·To promote interest in the history of professional basketball.
·To correct historical inaccuracies and uncover missing information.
·To provide a central library and database of books, historical facts and statistics for researchers, authors and fans.
·To promote awareness of extinct basketball leagues and their teams, players, coaches and executives.
HOW TO JOIN
If you want to join us or update your membership information feel free to contact us. We have members who run their own web sites, work for various basketball organizations, are published authors or basketball researchers, former players, media members and writers, and everyday basketball fans.
Due to an increasing number of dead e-mail addresses, we will require the following from all members:
·The member’s full name
·A mailing address
·A current e-mail address (if you have one)
If you’re a member and have recently changed your address and haven’t heard from us lately, please e-mail us with the above information.
If you’re interesting in becoming a new member, just e-mail us with you name, address and preferred e-mail address, or if you don’t have e-mail, write to:
P.O. Box 35771
Phoenix, AZ 85069-5771
We’ll automatically add you to our membership list.
We also provide a free e-mail list for anyone who would like to join our continuing discussion of professional basketball history and related topics. Keep in mind that rude behavior will not be tolerated.
IS THERE ANY CHARGE OR OBLIGATION?
No, we want to provide a service to researchers, and you can feel free to ask for help or provide help.
WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP MEAN?
You’ll be added to our membership list, and included in the APBR’s group of basketball researchers. Occasionally, questions will arise which can’t be answered with the information on hand. If you express an interest in being contacted, some of these questions might be referred to you for your help. Likewise, if you’re looking for information, you can e-mail the APBR and your question would be referred to an appropriate member.
DO I HAVE DO BE SOME KIND OF BASKETBALL EXPERT?
Certainly not, we welcome anyone with any level of interest or expertise. Casual fans wishing to learn more about basketball are welcome. Just send us your name, city of residence and a means to contact you.
Chris Anderson · Mark Astolfi · Mel Bailey · David Bender · Christopher Bever · Jack Black · Travis Boley · Robert Bradley · Steve Brainerd · Bob Chaikin · James Clark · Chris Creamer · Joe Cronin · Gene Crowley · Robin Deutsch · Steve Dimitry · Chuck Durante · John Duxbury · Mark Estep · Irv Fettig · Marc Foster · Tom Goddard · Michael Goodman · Jon Goodspeed · John Grasso · Guido Guida · John Guy · Dave Hall · Steve Hartman · Tom Heitz · Bill Himmelman · Al Hoffman · John Hogrogian · John Holcomb · Joseph Hulsebus · Arthur Hundhausen · Rodion Ivanov · Charles E. Johnson · Bob Jordan · Tim Kadlec · J. Michael Kenyon · Bill King · Al Kirk · Dean Lavergne · Daved Litterer · Tomasz Malolepszy · Steve Mau · Matt Maurer · Roger Meyer · Tom Mueller · Dean Oliver · Shawn Oliver · Dick Pfander · Mark Pollak · Patrick Premo · Dave Quinn · James Rasco · Cort Reynolds · Bernie Ruehle · Dylan Sides · John Z. Smith · David Stewart-Candy · Casey Stugielski · Scott Surgent · Greg Thomas · Miroslav Tomasic · Mike Tremble · Rolandas Varanauskas-Eidvilas · Robert Zwarun
Basketball Hall of Fame · Linda Holman Bentley · Bob Carroll · Ben Cooper · Bob Cousy · Darren Everingham · Delaware Blue Bombers · Mark Foshee · Coulby Gunther · Tom Heinsohn · International Basketball Association · Milwaukee Bucks · Morris Revolution · New Philadelphia Firedogs · New York Knickerbockers · Kate Payne · Phoenix Public Library · Terese Sexton · Charles Share · Southwest Basketball League · Bill Tosheff · Carole Towles · United States Basketball League · Turner Sports · Xaler Press
THE PLIGHT OF THE PRE-PENSION PLAYERS
Find out how the league’s pioneer players are getting the short end of the stick.
For more information on the Pre-1965 NBA Players Association, or to order copies of Vintage NBA from the Pre-1965 NBA Players Association [for only $20, including shipping], write to:
Basketball and the military have enjoyed a long partnership.
“A Tribute to Armed Forces Basketball: 1941 – 1969” by Seymour Smith, Jack Rimer and Dick Triptow, chronicles some of the game’s finest players and teams through World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War and Viet Nam. Forty of the leading service players and 40 of the top teams were selected through the various eras, along with photos of those individuals and teams. It also provides little known facts concerning the many other players listed in the Quick Dribbles sections.
But you will find it was not all fun and games.
Coulby Gunther would join Pittsburgh seven games into the Basketball Association of America’s maiden 1946-47 season after serving in the Pacific Theatre and spending nine months in military hospitals.
Future Hall of Famer Bob Davies participated in both European and Pacific campaigns, and fellow Hall of Famer Andy Phillip hit the beach at Iwo Jima.
Ralph Kaplowitz, who would play for New York and Philadelphia in the new BAA, flew fighter escort for the Enola Gay on its historic flight to Hiroshima.
Major Don Holleder, one of West Point’s leading rebounders in 1954-55, was killed in action in Viet Nam while rescuing members of a trapped platoon.
And so it goes. They are all here. Hundreds of men who served in the Armed Forces and contributed to our great game of basketball, as well as providing the morale, recreation and diversion for their fellow service personnel and the general public who watched the games.
Information on how you may acquire a copy of this handsomely bound book with a three-color cover is listed below:
Price per book – $16.00 plus $4.00 for shipping and handling, total $20.00
Ship to: Name ……………………………………….
City ……………… State …………….. Zip ……….
Make checks payable to Richard F. Triptow, 325 Birkdale Rd., Lake Bluff, IL 60044
BASKETBALL LOGO INDEX PAGE
Major leagues [NBA, ABA, ABL, etc.], minor leagues [CBA, USBL, etc.], women’s leagues [WBL, WNBA, ABL, etc.]
HISTORICAL BASKETBALL STATISTICAL DATABASE
Online statistical database for the BAA/NBA, NBL and ABA [Courtesy of Bob Chaikin]
ABA2000 ABA2000 2000-01 to Present
ABL American Basketball League 1961-62 to 1962-63
· ABL Statistics
ABL American Basketball League 1996-97 to 1998-99
CBL Central Basket Ball League 1906-07 to 1911-12
CSBL Connecticut State Basketball League 1917-18 to 1920-21
CBA Continental Basketball Association 1969-70 to 1973-74
EPBL/EBA/CBA 1946-47 to 2000-01
· EPBL/EBA Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League/Eastern Professional Basketball League/Eastern Basketball Association 1946-47 to 1977-78
· EPBL Statistics
· CBA Continental Basketball Association 1978-79 to 2000-01
· EPBL/EBL/EBA/CBA Award Winners
EBL Eastern Basket Ball League 1909-10 to 1917-18, 1919-20 to 1922-23
EBL Eastern Basketball League 1925-26, 1928-29 to 1935-36
EBL Eastern Basketball League 1946-47 to 1947-48
GBA Global Basketball Association 1991-92 to 1992-93
HRL Hudson River League 1909-10 to 1911-12
IBL Interstate Basket Ball League 1915-16 to 1916-17, 1919-20
IBA International Basketball Association 1974-75
IBA International Basketball Association 1995-96 to Present
· IBA 1999-00 Player Registry
IBL International Basketball League 1999-00 to 2000-01
MBL Metropolitan Basket Ball League 1921-22 to 1927-28
MBL Metropolitan Basketball League 1932 to 1932-33
MBC Midwest Basketball Conference 1935-36 to 1936-37
MPBL Midwest Professional Basketball League 1961-62 to 1963-64
BAA/NBA Basketball Association of America/National Basketball League 1946-47 to Present
· BAA 1946-49 League Minutes
· NBA Labor History
· NBA Monthly and Weekly Award Winners
· NBA Most Valuable Player Voting
· NBA Playoff Series Results
· NBA Playoff Scoring Records
· NBA Record Evolution
· NBA Team Roots
· Top BAA/NBA Individual Performances
National Basketball Developmental League 2001-02 to Present
NBL National Basket Ball League 1898-99 to 1903-04
NBL National Basketball League 1926-27
NBL National Basketball League1929-30
NBL National Basketball League1932-33
NBL National Basketball League1937-38 to 1948-49
NBL National Basketball League [Canada] 1993 to 1994
NPBL National Professional Basketball League 1950-51
NRL National Rookie League 2001 to Present
NEBA New England Basketball Association 1904-05
NEBL New England Basketball League 1903-04
NEL New England League 1946-47
NYSL New York State League 1911-12 to 1916-17, 1919-20 to 1922-23
NYSPL New York State Professional League 1946-47 to 1948-49
NABL North American Basketball League 1964-65 to 1967-68
PCPBL Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League 1946-47 to 1947-48
PSL Pennsylvania State League 1914-15 to 1917-18, 1919-20 to 1920-21
PBL Philadelphia Basket Ball League 1902-03 to 1908-09
PBLA Professional Basketball League of America 1947-48
SBL Southern Basketball League 1947-48 to 1948-49
SBL Southwest Basketball League 1997-98 to Present
ABA/EBA/UBA Atlantic Basketball Association/Eastern Basketball Alliance/United Basketball Alliance 1993-94 to Present
USBL United States Basketball League 1985 to Present
WBA Western Basketball Association 1974-75
WBA Western Basketball Association 1978-79
WMBL Western Massachusetts Basket Ball League 1903-04
WPBL Western Pennsylvania Basket Ball League 1903-04
WPBL Western Pennsylvania Basket Ball League 1912-13
WPBL Western Pennsylvania Basket Ball League 1914-15
WNBA Women’s National Basketball Association 1997 to Present
Women’s Professional Basketball 1936 to Present
· AllAmericanRedheads.com [John Molina]
· EdmontonGrads.com [John Molina]
· History of Women’s Basketball [John Molina]
· Machine Gun Moll – WBL Legend [John Molina]
· Women’s Basketball League [John Molina]
WBL Women’s Professional Basketball League 1978-79 to 1980-80
WBL World Basketball League 1988 to 1992
PRO BASKETBALL LISTS
100 Greatest Players of the 20th Century
10 Greatest Teams of the 20th Century
ABA/NBA Exhibition Games
Al Hoffman’s Adjusted Stats – Introduction
· 1946-1967 · 1967-1976 · 1976-1988 · 1988-2000 · 1967-1976 · 1976-1988 · 1988-2000 · 1967-1976 · 1976-1988 · 1988-2000
All-Star Game Participants
Bill Spivey’s Professional Career Highlights
History of Basket Bowl A fictional account of the ABA/NBA championship game
European League Champions
Hall of Fame Inductees
Most Teams in a Career and a Season
NBA/ABA Attendance History
BAA/NBA/ABA Finals/Championship Series Participants
Most Games With One Franchise
Entire Career With One Franchise
Relatives in the NBL/BAA/NBA/ABA
Wilt Chamberlain Career Retrospective
BARNSTORMING TEAMS AND PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENTS
Harlem Globetrotters All-Time Roster
Harlem Globetrotters – Minneapolis Lakers Box Scores
Jackie Robinson and the Los Angeles Red Devils
1941 Rosenblum Tournament
World Professional Basketball Tournament
World Series of Basketball
BAA/NBA/ABA DRAFT HISTORY