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Minneapolis Lakers

1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 40-26
Finished 2nd in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 9-4
Won NBA championship

Division Semifinals - Defeated Indianapolis Olympians 2-0

Division Finals - Defeated Rochester Royals 3-1

Finals - Defeated New York Knicks 4-3

Coach: John Kundla (40-26)

1951-52 Statistics
1951-52 Game-by-Game Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1951-52 season with a record of 40 wins and 26 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 9-4. John Kundla coached the team. The 1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers won the NBA championship.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Bob HarrisonGAugust 12, 19276'1"190Michigan
Lew HitchF-CJuly 16, 19296'8"200Kansas State
Joe HuttonGOctober 6, 19286'1"170Hamline
Slater MartinGOctober 22, 19255'10"170Texas
George MikanCJune 18, 19246'10"230DePaul
Vern MikkelsenF-COctober 21, 19286'7"225Hamline
John PilchFAugust 11, 19256'3"185Wyoming
Jim PollardF-C-GJuly 9, 19226'3"185Stanford
Pep SaulG-FFebruary 16, 19246'2"185Seton Hall
Howie SchultzC-FJuly 3, 19226'6"200Hamline
Whitey SkoogGNovember 2, 19265'11"180Minnesota