Minneapolis: Athletic Publications, Inc., 1949. Black & white photographs. Wrappers. Octavo. 96 pages. Fine. Pictorial paper covers over a saddle-stapled binding. A few faint cover creases. Remains bright, clean, and soundly bound.
The 1949-1950 basketball season was the first for the NBA, which had been formed in the summer of 1949 by the merger of the 12 year old National Basketball League and the 4 year old Basketball Association of America. This scarce handbook from that first season presents the media with a guide to the players, teams, and management of the NBA. Includes a league directory and a brief history of the formation of the NBA along with photographs of players and management, pre-NBA stats, team previews, and the 1949-1950 schedule.