John A. Kundla
At the tender age of 31, John Kundla was named coach of the newly formed Minneapolis Lakers. Despite his youth, he displayed sound judgement and was keenly aware of the game's ebb and flow. Even as a young coach, the humble and quiet Kundla always kept an even demeanor on the court and his style easily adapted to the changing breed of professional athletes. During his time in Minneapolis, Kundla coached six Hall of Famers. His teams benefited from his strict adherence to defense and his attention to disciplined basketball. As a result, he became one of only three coaches in the history of the NBA to have guided teams to three consecutive World Championships.