[New York?]: National Basketball Association? 1949. 1st Edition. Black & white photographs. Wrappers. Octavo. 96 pages. Very Good. Pictorial paper covers over a saddle-stapled binding. Light rubs and abrasions to front cover, minor age-toning to text. Binding sound.
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.