Basketball Hall of Famer, Former Lakers Coach John Kundla Dies during 101
July 23, 2017 - BasketballsANONYMOUS/Associated Press
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame manager John Kundla died Sunday during 101 years old, according to Joel Rippel of a Star Tribune.
Kundla was conduct manager of a Minneapolis Lakers from their initial deteriorate in 1948 until 1959. He was inducted into a Hall of Fame in 1995, and before to his death, he was a oldest vital Hall of Famer in any of a 4 vital sports.
The Lakers won NBL and BAA championships before a NBA strictly shaped in 1949-50, that finished once again with a Minneapolis championship. Kundla won 4 NBA titles in his initial 5 seasons with a joining interjection to luminary George Mikan.
“I unequivocally appreciated John’s ability to communicate,” former actor Whitey Skoog pronounced of Kundla, per Rippel. “He was never disastrous about a player’s mistakes. He worked to find a approach for a actor to improve. He never criticized a actor in a press and gave a players a credit for a Lakers’ success.”
He posted a 379-286 record in 10 NBA seasons and coached all though one of a franchise’s years in Minneapolis before it changed to Los Angeles.
After withdrawal a Lakers, Kundla stayed internal and became a conduct manager of his alma mater during a University of Minnesota. In 9 seasons, he led a Golden Gophers to a 110-105 record.
He is survived by 4 sons, dual daughters and 6 grandchildren.