1958-59 Minneapolis Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 33-39
Finishing 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)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 164,197, Avg. 7,464 in 22 home dates
1958-59 Minneapolis Lakers Statistics
1958-59 Minneapolis Lakers 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. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-7.

The Lakers poured in 7,629 points and yielded 7,725. Elgin Baylor scored a team-leading 1,742 points for Minneapolis and contributed 1,050 rebounds. Elgin Baylor dished out 287 assists for the squad.

John Kundla coached the team. The 1958-59 Minneapolis Lakers lost in the finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Elgin BaylorFSeptember 16, 19346'5"225SeattleWashington, DC USA
Boo EllisFFebruary 11, 19366'5"185Niagara
Ed FlemingG-FJuly 25, 19336'3"189Niagara
Larry FoustC-FJune 24, 19286'9"215LaSallePainesville, OH USA
Dick GarmakerG-FOctober 29, 19326'3"200MinnesotaHibbing, MN USA
Steve HamiltonF-CNovember 30, 19346'6"190Morehead StateColumbia, KY USA
Rod HundleyGOctober 26, 19346'4"185West VirginiaCharleston, WV USA
Jim KrebsC-FSeptember 8, 19356'8"230Southern MethodistWebster Groves, MO USA
Slick LeonardGJuly 17, 19326'3"185IndianaTerre Haute, IN USA
Vern MikkelsenF-COctober 21, 19286'7"225HamlineParlier, CA USA