Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons 1944

1944 - 1945 - NBL Championship 44′ and 45′

The Zollner Pistons continued to fire on all cylinders winning their second straight regular-season title with an 18-4 record. In the playoffs, the Pistons would roll through the competition beating the Cleveland Chase Brassmen in two straight games before sweeping the Sheboygan Red Skins to capture the NBL Championship.

Coming off their NBL Championship the Zollner Pistons continued to be the best team in the league capturing the Eastern Division with an awesome record of 25-5. In the playoffs, the Zollner Pistons reached the finals again by beating the Cleveland Allmen Transfers in two straight games. Facing the Sheboygan Red Skins in the finals for the third straight year the Pistons looked to be going down as they dropped the first two games. However, the Zollner Pistons would rally to win the next three games and capture their second straight NBL Championship.