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The Indianapolis Jets were a Basketball Association of America team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The team lasted for one season and was later replaced by a new franchise.


Franchise history

The Jets joined the BAA after playing in the National Basketball League as the Indianapolis Kautskys. The team was one of four (along with the Minneapolis Lakers, Rochester Royals, and Fort Wayne Pistons) that jumped to the BAA for the 1948-49 season. However, they folded after the season and were replaced by the Indianapolis Olympians.

Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win–Loss %

Season W L  % Playoffs Results
Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1937-38 4 9 0.308 Did not qualify
1938-39 13 13 0.500 Did not qualify
1939-40 9 19 0.321 Did not qualify
1941-42 12 11 0.522 0-2
1945-46 10 22 0.312 Did not qualify
1946-47 27 17 0.614 2-3
1947-48 24 35 0.407 1-3
Indianapolis Jets (BAA)
1948-49 18 42 0.300 Did not qualify

Basketball Hall of Famers

  • Arnie Risen
  • John Wooden
  • Charles "Stretch" Murphy
  • Branch McCracken

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