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Portland Indians

Owner:    Ray W. Clark
Arena:    Portland Armory
Capacity: 2,400
Standings
W L Pct. GB 1947 Portland Indians 33 10 .767 Won Championship 1948 Portland Indians 7 26 .212 15.5

Portland acquired Harry "swede" Roos, Otto Kerber and Noble Jorgensen from the Waterloo Pro-Hawks of the defunct Professional Basketball League of America in December 1947: the PBLA folding after only three weeks of operation.

The Indians had a league-high 24 players on their roster their first season.

Harry Roos would spend the rest of his life in Portland following his playing days for the Indians. Tragically, he would suffer a heart attack and die during a Portland Trailblazers game in 1979 at age 65.


Dave Teyema The Indians became the first and only west coast team to ever play in the World Professional Basketball Tournament in 1947 where they finished tied for 9th place.


Game program between the Portland Indians and Seattle Blue Devils.


Center Noble Jorgensen inside a penalty box.

19 year old Ty Lovelace.

Harry "swede" Roos was an accomplished basketball star who had played in the NBL.

Portland's Ty Lovelace fights for the ball with Bellingham's Ken Hayes.