1952-53 NBA season
Philadelphia Warriors finish 12-57
Not sure how many people remember this one.
If you’re a Warriors fan who was alive to see this team in all of its glory, I’m sorry. They finished with a franchise-worst 12 wins.
While the season was shorter back then, only 69 games, the Dubs’ overall 12-57 record is still good (bad) enough for the worst win percentage in franchise history (17%).
What did the roster look like?
Neil Johnston led the Warriors and the entire league in scoring with 22.3 points per game. He’d go on to be a three-time scoring champion, six-time All-Star, Hall of Famer — and win a championship with the Dubs in 1956.
Also on the roster was Joe Fulks, a Hall of Famer who was on the back end of his playing days at this point.
With this much talent on the top, it’s surprising to see how much they struggled. Perhaps the eight rookies on the roster played a role in their shortcomings.