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Alex Groza

Full name: Alexander John "Alex" Groza
Gender: Male
Height: 6'7" (200 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: October 7, 1926 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, United States
Died: January 21, 1995 in San Diego, California, United States
Affiliations: Kentucky Wildcats, Lexington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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

Biography

Alex Groza was the biggest star of the Kentucky teams of the late 40s. The 6-7 (2.00) forward certainly came from an athletic family as his older brother, Lou, became quite well known as a placekicker for the Cleveland Browns. After college Groza played for two seasons in the NBA with the Indianapolis Olympians, of which he was part-owner. He was an excellent player, making first-team All-league both years, and was twice runner-up for the scoring title to big George Mikan. He was also one of the league’s top rebounders. Groza later returned to his home state of Kentucky When the ABA was formed in the late 60s, Groza was instrumental in bringing a team to play in his home state, the Kentucky, Colonels. In 1970, as general manager, Alex Groza also took over the reins as an interim coach for two games and left undefeated – 2-0. In 1974 the call of coaching lured him back and he coached one-half of a season, with little success, for the San Diego Conquistadors of the ABA, succeeding Wilt Chamberlain.

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 11
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1948-08-12 USA 71, MEX 40 19
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1948-08-09 USA 63, URU 28 10
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #1 1 1948-07-31 USA 86, SUI 21 19
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #6 1 1948-08-02 USA 53, TCH 28 0
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #8 1 1948-08-03 USA 59, ARG 57 11
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball United States USA Group C Match #14 1 1948-08-06 USA 61, PER 33 8