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Minneapolis Lakers

1948-49 Minneapolis Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 44-16
Finished 2nd in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 8-2
Won NBA championship

Division Semifinals - Defeated Chicago Stags 2-0

Division Finals - Defeated Rochester Royals 2-0

Finals - Defeated Washington Capitols 4-2

Coach: John Kundla (44-16)

1948-49 Statistics
1948-49 Game-by-Game Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1948-49 season with a record of 44 wins and 16 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 8-2. John Kundla coached the team. The 1948-49 Minneapolis Lakers won the NBA championship.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Mike BloomF-CJanuary 14, 19156'6"190Temple
Don CarlsonG-FMarch 22, 19196'0"170Minnesota
Jack DwanF-GMay 3, 19216'4"195Loyola (IL)
Ray EllefsonCNovember 18, 19276'8"230West Texas State
Arnie FerrinF-GJuly 29, 19256'2"180Utah
Donnie FormanGJanuary 17, 19265'10"175NYU
Earl GardnerFSeptember 18, 19236'3"190DePauw
Tony JarosF-GFebruary 21, 19206'3"180Minnesota
Johnny JorgensenG-FDecember 28, 19216'2"180DePaul
Whitey KachanGSeptember 15, 19256'2"175DePaul
George MikanCJune 18, 19246'10"230DePaul
Jim PollardF-C-GJuly 9, 19226'3"185Stanford
Herm SchaeferG-FDecember 20, 19196'0"175Indiana
Don SmithG-FJuly 27, 19206'2"190Minnesota
Jack TingleFDecember 30, 19246'3"185Kentucky