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Minneapolis Lakers

1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 48-22
Finished 1st in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 9-3
Won NBA championship

Division Semifinals - Defeated Indianapolis Olympians 2-0

Division Finals - Defeated Fort Wayne Pistons 3-2

Finals - Defeated New York Knicks 4-1

Coach: John Kundla (48-22)

1952-53 Statistics
1952-53 Game-by-Game Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 48 wins and 22 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 9-3. John Kundla coached the team. The 1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers won the NBA championship.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Bob HarrisonGAugust 12, 19276'1"190Michigan
Lew HitchF-CJuly 16, 19296'8"200Kansas State
Jim HolsteinF-GSeptember 24, 19306'2"180Cincinnati
Slater MartinGOctober 22, 19255'10"170Texas
George MikanCJune 18, 19246'10"230DePaul
Vern MikkelsenF-COctober 21, 19286'7"225Hamline
Jim PollardF-C-GJuly 9, 19226'3"185Stanford
Pep SaulG-FFebruary 16, 19246'2"185Seton Hall
Dick SchnittkerFMay 27, 19286'5"200Ohio State
Howie SchultzC-FJuly 3, 19226'6"200Hamline
Whitey SkoogGNovember 2, 19265'11"180Minnesota