1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 48-22
Finishing 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)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers Statistics
1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers 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. The team compiled a postseason mark of 9-3.

Minneapolis scored 5,973 points and surrendered 5,544. George Mikan scored a team-leading 1,442 points for the Lakers, while Vern Mikkelsen netted 14 or more per game also. George Mikan contributed 1,007 rebounds. Slater Martin dished out 250 assists for the squad.

John Kundla coached the team. The 1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers won the NBA championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Bob HarrisonGAugust 12, 19276'1"190Michigan
Lew HitchF-CJuly 16, 19296'8"200Kansas StateGriggsville, IL USA
Jim HolsteinF-GSeptember 24, 19306'2"180Cincinnati
Slater MartinGOctober 22, 19255'10"170TexasEl Mina, TX USA
George MikanCJune 18, 19246'10"230DePaulJoliet, IL USA
Vern MikkelsenF-COctober 21, 19286'7"225HamlineParlier, CA USA
Jim PollardF-C-GJuly 9, 19226'3"185StanfordOakland, CA USA
Pep SaulG-FFebruary 16, 19246'2"185Seton Hall
Dick SchnittkerFMay 27, 19286'5"200Ohio StateKelleys Island, OH USA
Howie SchultzC-FJuly 3, 19226'6"200HamlineSt. Paul, MN USA
Whitey SkoogGNovember 2, 19265'11"180MinnesotaDuluth, MN USA