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Cleveland Rebels
Division Western
Founded 1946
Folded 1947
Home court Cleveland Arena
BAA/NBA Championships 0
Conference Championships 0
Playoff Appearances 1
Head coach
General manager

The Cleveland Rebels were a Basketball Association of America (a forerunner of the modern National Basketball Association) team based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Franchise history[]

The Rebels were an inaugural franchise in the BAA's first season. The team went 30-30, finishing 3rd in the Western Division and losing in the first round of the playoffs, two games to one to the New York Knickerbockers, in its only season before going out of business.

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

Season W L % Playoffs Results
Cleveland Rebels (BAA)
1946-47 30 30 .500 Lost First Round New York 2, Cleveland 1

Players of note[]

Basketball Hall of Famers[]


Not to be forgotten[]

  • Leon Brown
  • Frank Baumholtz
  • Ned Endress
  • George Nostrand
  • Mel Riebe
  • Ed Sadowski
  • Kenny Sailors
  • Nick Shaback

Coaches and others[]

  • Roy Clifford
  • Dutch Dehnert