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Vince Boryla

Full name: Vincent Joseph "Vince" Boryla
Nickname(s): Moose
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: March 11, 1927 in East Chicago, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: Denver Nuggets, Denver (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Coaching at Basketball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com

Biography

Vince Boryla had an itinerant college career, as World War II interrupted his studies. Beginning at Notre Dame in 1943-44, he then played for the Great Lakes Naval Training Station team after being drafted for military service. Boryla spent one plebe summer at the US Naval Academy, before returning to Notre Dame for the 1945-46 season. He played in 1947-48 with the Denver Nuggets in the AAU leagues and also made AAU All-America, after finishing his military commitment. Boryla transferred to the University of Denver after the Olympics, graduating in 1949. He was one of the oldest collegiate All-Americans ever at 28-years-old.

Boryla played in the NBA for five years with the New York Knicks. In 1954 he retired as a player but coached the Knicks until 1958. He also spent some years as general manager of the Utah Stars in the ABA, leading them to an ABA Championship. He settled in Denver and became general manager of the Denver Nuggets, being named NBA Executive of the Year in 1985. In Denver Boryla became one of the area’s most successful real estate developers and was know for his charitable and philanthropic work. He was the father of NFL football player Mike Boryla.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1948-08-13 USA 65, FRA 21 3
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1948-08-09 USA 63, URU 28 2
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #1 1 1948-07-31 USA 86, SUI 21 0
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #6 1 1948-08-02 USA 53, TCH 28 9
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #8 1 1948-08-03 USA 59, ARG 57 5
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #10 1 1948-08-04 USA 66, EGY 28 9
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