Paul Birch's 43/44 championship Ft. Wayne Zollner Pistons jersey. Birch, a guard from Duquesne, played for the Original Celtics at the start of the 35/36 season and began playing for the Ft. Wayne Pistons in 1941. When the BAA was formed in 1946 he became a coach of the Pittsburgh Ironmen and later became the coach of the Ft. Wayne Pistons.