Paul Birch (basketball)

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Paul Birch
Personal information
Born (1910-01-10)January 10, 1910
Died June 5, 1982(1982-06-05) (aged 72)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Career information
College Duquesne (1932–1935)
Playing career 1938–1948
Position Guard
Career history
As player:
1938–1939 Pittsburgh Pirates
1941–1945 Fort Wayne Pistons
1945–1946 Youngstown Bears
1946–1948 Youngstown Cubs
As coach:
1946–1947 Pittsburgh Ironmen
19511954 Fort Wayne Pistons
Career highlights and awards

Paul "Polly" Birch (January 4, 1910 – June 5, 1982) was an American basketball player and coach. He coached the now-defunct Pittsburgh Ironmen of the Basketball Association of America (a forerunner of the National Basketball Association (NBA)) in 1946, and the NBA's Fort Wayne Pistons from 1951 through 1954. Birch had played for the Pistons during the early 1940s, and the Youngstown Bears, of the NBL.[1]


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