Detroit Vagabond Kings
The Detroit Vagabond Kings was a National Basketball League team for less than one season (1948-49). The team was owned by Cleo King Boring.
The Vagabond Kings is best known as the NBL team that folded early in the season, in December, with a 2-17 record, causing the league to turn to the New York Rens to join the league as the Dayton Rens, thus becoming the first all-black team to play in a predominantly white league. Detroit's better players were distributed to other teams--Ollie Shoaf and Hal Devoll to the Hammond Calumet Buccaneers, Dillard Crocker to the Anderson Duffey Packers, and Ben Schadler to the Waterloo Hawks.