Indianapolis Olympians

The Indianapolis Olympians were a beheimatetes in Indianapolis team in the NBA, which was founded in 1949 and disbanded again in 1953. The Olympians wore their home games at Hinkle Fieldhouse.


After 1949, the Indianapolis had resolved jets, they were replaced by the Olympians. Alex Groza and Ralph Beard of the University of Kentucky have been contracted, two players of the team that could get in the Olympics with the U.S. team the gold medal in 1948. Wallace also Jones and Cliff Barker came to the team. The first season of the Olympians ended after a first place in the Western Division of the NBA and a Erstrundenerfolg against the Sheboygan Red Skins in the Western Division Finals, where they lost against the Anderson Packers. In the following season they reached fourth place in the Western Division, but were defeated in the first round of the Minneapolis Lakers. After this season, Alex Groza and Ralph Beard were suspended because they had operated so-called "point shaving " in their college time. The next two seasons each ended with a withdrawal in the first round against the Lakers. After this season, they stopped the play mode, the Olympians dissolved.

On January 6, 1951, the Olympians defeated the Rochester Royals after six Over Times 75:73. This is still the longest NBA game ever dar.