1955–56 Philadelphia Warriors season

Second NBA Championship

Head coach
George Senesky

Arena
Philadelphia Civic Center

Results

Record
45–27 (.625)

Place
Division: 1st (Eastern)

Playoff finish
NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com

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With George Senesky taking over for Eddie Gottlieb as coach, the Warriors had a strong start by winning 12 of their first 16 games.[1] Paul Arizin and Neil Johnston were among the league’s scoring leaders as the Warriors won the Eastern Division with a 45–27 record. The addition of rookie Tom Gola made the difference. In his first season Gola averaged 9.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.[1] In the Eastern Division Finals the Warriors beat the Syracuse Nationals in 5 games. In the NBA Finals, the Warriors won their 2nd Championship by beating the Fort Wayne Pistons 4 games to 1.

Contents

1 Roster

1.1 Depth chart

2 Regular season

2.1 Season standings
2.2 Record vs. opponents
2.3 Roster

3 Postseason

3.1 East Division Semifinals
3.2 East Division Finals
3.3 NBA Finals

4 Awards and honors
5 References

Roster[edit]

Philadelphia Warriors roster

v
t
e

Players
Coaches

Pos.
No.
Name
Height
Weight
DOB (YYYY–MM–DD)
From

4.0 !F
11
USA !
Arizin, Paul
7000193040000000000♠6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
190 lb (86 kg)

Villanova

1.5 !G
7
USA !
Beck, Ernie
7000193040000000000♠6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
190 lb (86 kg)

Pennsylvania

5.5 !F/C
12
USA !
Davis, Walt
7000203200000000000♠6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
205 lb (93 kg)

Texas A&M

1.5 !G
5
USA !
Dempsey, George
7000187960000000000♠6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
190 lb (86 kg)

King’s College

1.5 !G
17
USA !
George, Jack
7000187960000000000♠6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
190 lb (86 kg)

La Salle

2.5 !G/F
15
USA !
Gola, Tom
7000198120000000000♠6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
205 lb (93 kg)

La Salle

5.5 !F/C
9
USA !
Graboski, Joe
7000200659999999999♠6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
195 lb (88 kg)

Tuley HS (IL)

1.5 !G
4
USA !
Hennessy, Larry
7000190500000000000♠6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
185 lb (84 kg)

Villanova

6.0 !C
6
USA !
Johnston, Neil
7000203200000000000♠6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
210 lb (95 kg)

Ohio State

4.0 !F
14
USA !
Moore, Jackie
7000195580000000000♠6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
180&

1955–56 Philadelphia Warriors season