* Buddy Jeannette, Guard Baltimore Bullets - He started playing professionally in the NBA and BAA back in 1938-39 season and after making the rounds with four teams signed with the Baltimore Bullets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a player and coach. He coached six seasons, 1947-1948 thru 1950-1951 and later in 1964-1965, 1966-1967. Although Buddy Jeannette was already 30-years old when he took over the reins of the Bullets, he was still prided himself as the fastest runner on the team. A floor general, if you will, and he was an accurate shooter, averaging 10.7 points per game in his first year in Baltimore. The Bullets posted a solid 28-20 record, made the BAA first-ever playoffs, and rolled through the postseason, before knocking off the Philadelphia Warriors 4-games to 2 in the BAA Championship Finals.
Recap: after an opening game loss to the Warriors in the 1947-48 postseason Finals, Buddy Jeannette and center Connie Simmons showed their poise with the Baltimore Bullets losing 41-20 at half in Game 2 to the Warriors. The pair rallied Baltimore to a 66-63 comeback win. From then on in the Finals, Buddy and his Baltimore Bullets were in charge.