PLAYER PROFILE

CHICK REISER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Chick Reiser captained New York University’s freshmen team during the 1934-35 season. At the conclusion of his first year at NYU, Reiser dropped out of school to play professional basketball. In the mid-1930’s he toured with Kate Smith’s Original Celtics.  While on the road with the Celtics, Reiser matured as a player under the guidance of experienced pros such as Dutch Dehnert Nat Hickey and Davey Banks. Beginning in 1937, Reiser played in the American Basketball League for five and half seasons. During these years, Reiser established himself among the top professional players. He possessed good speed and ball handling skills, a willingness to work hard on defense and savvy basketball instincts that he had acquired in his years with the Celtics. In 1943, Reiser signed with Fort Wayne in the National Basketball League where he would enjoy the four of the most productive years of his career. During his tenure, the Pistons won two NBL titles and three Chicago World Tournament championships. In 1947, at the urging of former Piston teammate Buddy Jeannette, Reiser jumped to the Baltimore Bullets who at just joined the Basketball Association of America. With the two friends playing major roles, the Bullets became the surprise champions of the 1947-48 BAA season. Reiser played for two more seasons before he retired as a player at the conclusion of the 1949-50 season. During the 1951-52 season, Reiser took a job as coach of the Washington Caps in the ABL. He coached the club to a fine 15-7 record before the team folded at midseason. Two weeks later, he was hired to take over as coach of the Baltimore entry in the NBA. He finished out the season, but was fired after losing the first three games at the beginning of the next season.

 

 

CHICK REISER Height: 5:11 Weight: 165 College: NYU’35 (Frosh)
Joseph Francis Reiser Born: Dec 17, 1914 Died:  Jul 29, 1996 Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS  AVG
1935-36 Jersey ABL 5 7 3 17 3.4
1935-36 Hoboken Pros Indep
1936-37 New York Whirlwinds Indep
1936-37 Original Celtics Indep
1937-38 Original Celtics Indep
1937-38 New York Celtics ABL 19 42 24 108 5.7
1938-39 Kingston ABL 31 59 26 144 4.6
1939-40 KingstonTroy ABL 33 73 78 224 6.8
1940-41 Brooklyn ABL 26 59 61 179 6.9
1941-42 Wilmington ABL 11 33 12 78 7.1
1942-43 Camden/Brooklyn ABL 8 24 14 62 7.8
1943-44 Fort Wayne NBL 22 28 25 81 3.7
1944-45 Fort Wayne NBL 30 82 53 217 7.2
1945-46 Fort Wayne NBL 34 90 53 233 6.9
1946-47 Fort Wayne NBL 44 153 104 410 9.3
1947-48 Baltimore BAA 47 202 137 541 11.5
1948-49 Baltimore BAA 57 219 188 626 11.0
1949-50 Washington NBA 67 197 212 606 9.0
Major League Totals 434 1268 990 3526 8.1
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1938-39 Kingston ABL 3 7 6 20 6.7
1938-39 New York Celtics WBT 1 5 0 0 .000 10 10.0
1939-40 Troy ABL 8 19 17 55 6.9
1940-41 Brooklyn ABL 4 8 12 28 7.0
1943-44 Fort Wayne NBL 5 13 8 34 6.8
1943-44 Fort Wayne WBT 3 5 6 7 .857 16 5.3
1944-45 Fort Wayne NBL 7 23 12 58 8.3
1944-45 Fort Wayne WBT 3 7 7 12 .583 21 7.0
1945-46 Fort Wayne NBL 4 15 4 34 8.5
1945-46 Fort Wayne WBT 5 10 12 14 .857 32 6.4
1946-47 Fort Wayne NBL 8 26 20 72 9.0
1946-47 Fort Wayne WBT 3 3 6 7 .857 12 4.0
1947-48 Baltimore BAA 11 36 31 103 9.4
1948-49 Baltimore BAA 3 6 18 30 10.0
1949-50 Washington NBA 2 7 9 23 11.5
Major League Totals 70 190 168 548 7.8

 

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