1955-56 Minneapolis Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 33-39
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 2-2 Lost division semifinals
Division Tiebreaker - Defeated St. Louis Hawks 1-0
Division Semifinals - Lost to St. Louis Hawks 2-1
Coach: John Kundla (33-39)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 112,360, Avg. 4,494 in 25 home dates
1955-56 Minneapolis Lakers Statistics
1955-56 Minneapolis Lakers Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1955-56 season with a record of 33 wins and 39 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-2.

The Lakers netted 7,148 points and allowed 7,212. Clyde Lovellette scored a team-leading 1,526 points for Minneapolis and racked up 992 rebounds. Slater Martin dished out 445 assists for the squad.

John Kundla coached the team. The 1955-56 Minneapolis Lakers lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Ron FeiereiselGAugust 6, 19316'3"175DePaul
Dick GarmakerG-FOctober 29, 19326'3"200MinnesotaHibbing, MN USA
Lew HitchF-CJuly 16, 19296'8"200Kansas StateGriggsville, IL USA
Jim HolsteinF-GSeptember 24, 19306'2"180Cincinnati
Johnny HoranFNovember 24, 19326'8"190Dayton
Ed KalafatC-FOctober 13, 19326'6"245Minnesota
Clyde LovelletteC-FSeptember 7, 19296'9"230KansasPetersburg, IN USA
Slater MartinGOctober 22, 19255'10"170TexasEl Mina, TX USA
Chuck MencelGApril 21, 19335'11"168MinnesotaPhillips, WI USA
George MikanCJune 18, 19246'10"230DePaulJoliet, IL USA
Vern MikkelsenF-COctober 21, 19286'7"225HamlineParlier, CA USA
Dick SchnittkerFMay 27, 19286'5"200Ohio StateKelleys Island, OH USA
Whitey SkoogGNovember 2, 19265'11"180MinnesotaDuluth, MN USA
Bob WilliamsFMay 12, 19316'6"220Florida A&M