American basketball player and coach (1916-2017)
John Albert Kundla (July 3, 1916 – July 23, 2017) was an American former college and professional basketball coach. He was the first head coach for the Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
|Born||July 3, 1916|
Star Junction, Pennsylvania
|Died||July 23, 2017 (aged 101)|
|High school||Minneapolis Central|
|1946–1947||St. Thomas (MN)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as coach|
Kundla died on July 23, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the age of 101.
- ↑ "NBA.com: Living legend Kundla recounts days as Lakers' first coach". NBA.com.
- ↑ Rippel, Joel (July 23, 2017). "John Kundla, former Minneapolis Lakers coach and Basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 101". Star Tribune. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
- Coaching statistics at basketball-reference.com Archived 2017-05-16 at the Wayback Machine