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  • Stags Team Formation

    In the BAA’s inaugural year, there were 11 teams split into two divisions. The Chicago Stags were placed in the Western Division, and after 60 games were even with the St. Louis Bombers at 38-22 each. A tiebreaker game between the two teams on March 31st resulted in the Stags defeating the Bombers in overtime, 73-66, to clinch the division and a first-round bye. Under the initial playoff format, the two division champions faced each other in the semi-finals. The Stags defeated the Washington Capitols, the only team to finish with a better record than the Stags, 4-2, and went on to lose to the Philadelphia Warriors in the finals, 4-1.

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The Chicago Stags was founded in June 6, 1946 and folded in September 25, 1950. During their short history, they were able to acquire the draft rights to a young Bob Cousy in a trade with the Tri-Cities Blackhawks (although he never played a game for them).

Established
1946

City
Chicago

League History
1949 - 1950 / National Basketball Association
1946 - 1949 / Basketball Association of America

Team History
1946 - 1950 / Chicago Stags

Nickname
Stags - Unknown

Championship
NBA Championships  0
BAA Championship 0

Arena
1946 - 1950 / Chicago Stadium

Owner
1946 – 1950 / Unknown

Retired Number

*Blue is this team’s history

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