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John Kundla

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John Kundla
Personal information
Born(1916-07-03)July 3, 1916
Star Junction, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 23, 2017(2017-07-23) (aged 101)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Career information
High schoolMinneapolis Central
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)
CollegeMinnesota (1936–1939)
Coaching career1946–1968
Career history
As coach:
1946–1947St. Thomas (MN)
1948–1959Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Basketball Hall of Fame as coach

John Albert Kundla (July 3, 1916 – July 23, 2017) was an American former college and professional basketball coach. He was the first head coach for the Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]

Kundla died on July 23, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the age of 101.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NBA.com: Living legend Kundla recounts days as Lakers' first coach". NBA.com.
  2. Rippel, Joel (July 23, 2017). "John Kundla, former Minneapolis Lakers coach and Basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 101". Star Tribune. Retrieved July 23, 2017.

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