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Minneapolis Lakers

1958-59 Minneapolis Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 33-39
Finished 2nd in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 6-7
Lost finals

Division Semifinals - Defeated Detroit Pistons 2-1

Division Finals - Defeated St. Louis Hawks 4-2

Finals - Lost to Boston Celtics 4-0

Coach: John Kundla (33-39)

1958-59 Statistics
1958-59 Game-by-Game Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1958-59 season with a record of 33 wins and 39 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 6-7. John Kundla coached the team. The 1958-59 Minneapolis Lakers lost in the finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Elgin BaylorFSeptember 16, 19346'5"225Seattle
Boo EllisFFebruary 11, 19366'5"185Niagara
Ed FlemingG-FJuly 25, 19336'3"189Niagara
Larry FoustC-FJune 24, 19286'9"215LaSalle
Dick GarmakerG-FOctober 29, 19326'3"200Minnesota
Steve HamiltonF-CNovember 30, 19346'6"190Morehead State
Rod HundleyGOctober 26, 19346'4"185West Virginia
Jim KrebsC-FSeptember 8, 19356'8"230Southern Methodist
Slick LeonardGJuly 17, 19326'3"185Indiana
Vern MikkelsenF-COctober 21, 19286'7"225Hamline