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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.


Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Bob Harrison G August 12, 1927 6'1" 190 Michigan
Lew Hitch F-C July 16, 1929 6'8" 200 Kansas State
Jim Holstein F-G September 24, 1930 6'2" 180 Cincinnati
Slater Martin G October 22, 1925 5'10" 170 Texas
George Mikan C June 18, 1924 6'10" 230 DePaul
Vern Mikkelsen F-C October 21, 1928 6'7" 225 Hamline
Jim Pollard F-C-G July 9, 1922 6'3" 185 Stanford
Pep Saul G-F February 16, 1924 6'2" 185 Seton Hall
Dick Schnittker F May 27, 1928 6'5" 200 Ohio State
Howie Schultz C-F July 3, 1922 6'6" 200 Hamline
Whitey Skoog G November 2, 1926 5'11" 180 Minnesota