Baltimore Bullets
Conference Eastern Division
Founded 1947
Folded 1954
Home court Baltimore Coliseum (cap. 4,500)
Colors blue, orange
NBA Championships 1 1948 (then the BAA)
Conference Championships 0
Playoff Appearances 3
Head coach
General manager
Other League Championships 1946 (ABL)

The Baltimore Bullets were an American Basketball League (1944–47) team, and later, a Basketball Association of America (1947–49), and (beginning in 1949, following the BAA's merger with the National Basketball League) a National Basketball Association team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The team folded November 27, 1954 with a 3-11 record, making the Bullets the last NBA franchise to do so, as of September 2009. Out of all defunct NBA teams, the Bullets were members of the association for the longest time. The team took their name from the Bata Bullets athletic shoes, which were made in nearby Harford County.

Franchise History

  • Baltimore Bullets (NBA, 1950–1954) - 1 Playoff Appearance
  • Baltimore Bullets (BAA, 1948–1949) - 1 Championship and 2 Playoff Appearances

Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses

Year Lg W-L Regular Season Playoffs
1947-48 BAA 28-20 2nd, Western Division Won BAA Finals
1948-49 BAA 29-31 3rd, Eastern Division Lost East Div Semis
1949-50 NBA 25-43 5th, Eastern Division Did not qualify
1950-51 NBA 24-42 5th, Eastern Division Did not qualify
1951-52 NBA 20-46 5th, Eastern Division Did not qualify
1952-53 NBA 16-54 4th, Eastern Division Lost East Div Semis
1953-54 NBA 16-56 5th, Eastern Division Did not qualify
1954-55 NBA 3-11 Eastern Division folded during season

Stats updated October 2, 2006

List of notable players

  • John Abramovic
  • Don Barksdale
  • Walt Budko
  • Bill Calhoun
  • Ray Ellefson
  • Ray Felix
  • Paul Gordon
  • Paul Hoffman
  • Bob Houbregs
  • Buddy Jeannette
  • Herman Klotz
  • Jim Luisi
  • Ray Lumpp
  • John Mandic
  • Eddie Miller
  • Ken Murray
  • Don Rehfeldt
  • Chick Reiser
  • Red Rocha
  • Kenny Sailors
  • Fred Scolari
  • Paul Seymour
  • Dick Triptow
  • Mark Workman


  • Buddy Jeannette
  • Walt Budko
  • Fred Scolari
  • Chick Reiser
  • Clair Bee

Basketball Hall of Famers

  • Buddy Jeannette (Player, 1947-50/Coach, 1947–51)
  • Clair Bee (coach, 1952–54)

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