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The Youngstown Bears played for two seasons (1945-1947). During the team's first season, the squad finished third in the the National Basketball League's Eastern Division. The team won thirteen and lost twenty games. During the 1946-1947 season, the Youngstown Bears finished last in the Eastern Division, amassing twelve wins and thirty-two losses. Due to the team's poor performance, the Youngstown Bears disbanded at the end of the season.
Youngstown's Press Maravich would go on to become a somewhat successful college coach; Coaching from 1949-1975. His most memorable coaching tenure was as head coach of LSU from 1966-72, where he would coach his son and future NBA Hall-of-Famer "pistol" Pete Maravich.
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South Field House court as of 2016