1955–56 NBA season
The 1955–56 NBA season was the 10th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Philadelphia Warriors winning the NBA Championship, beating the Fort Wayne Pistons 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.
- The Hawks relocate from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to St. Louis, Missouri.
- The NBA hands out a Most Valuable Player award for the first time. Its inaugural recipient is Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks.
- The 1956 NBA All-Star Game was played in Rochester, New York, with the West beating the East 108–94. Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks wins the game's MVP award.
- Syracuse finished ahead of New York by defeating them in a tiebreaker match.
- Minneapolis finished ahead of St. Louis by defeating them in a tiebreaker match.
x – clinched playoff spot
|Division Semifinals||Division Finals||NBA Finals|
|W3||St. Louis||2||W1||Fort Wayne||3|
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage in NBA Finals
Note: Prior to the 1969–70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.
- Most Valuable Player: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks
- Rookie of the Year: Maurice Stokes, Rochester Royals
- 1955–56 NBA Season Summary basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 10, 2010