Glen Gondrezick

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Glen Gondrezick
Personal information
Born (1955-08-30)August 30, 1955
Boulder, Colorado
Died April 27, 2009(2009-04-27) (aged 53)
Henderson, Nevada
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school Boulder (Boulder, Colorado)
College UNLV (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 1977–1984
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 44, 22
Career history
19771979 New York Knicks
19791983 Denver Nuggets
1983–1984 Rapident Livorno (Italy)
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,544 (5.8 ppg)
Rebounds 1,964 (4.5 rpg)
Assists 605 (1.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Glen Michael 'Gondo' Gondrezick (August 30, 1955 – April 27, 2009) was an American basketball player, who operated as either a shooting guard or a small forward (swingman).

Basketball career[edit]

Born in Boulder, Colorado, he attended Boulder High School in his hometown. The 6'6" Gondrezick played collegiately at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A starter on the Runnin' Rebels' first Final Four team in 1977, his jersey number 25 would be retired by the program twenty years later.[1]

Gondrezick was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1977, in the second round (26th pick overall). He competed in six NBA seasons, appearing for the Knicks (two years) and the Denver Nuggets (four), and averaging six points, four rebounds and one assist in 435 regular season matches.

Gondrezick later became a broadcaster for the UNLV basketball team. He would also call the Mountain West Conference men's basketball tournament games for the Mountain West Radio Network from 2000–2008 before dying of complications from heart surgery on April 27, 2009, at the age of 53. He had received a heart transplant in September of the previous year.[2]

Personal[edit]

Gondrezick's younger brother, Grant, was also a professional basketball player, and a shooting guard. He played two years in the NBA.

On July 23, 1987, Gondrezick attempted suicide after an altercation with his wife. He acknowledged to authorities that the gunshot wound to the left side of the chest was self-inflicted.[3]

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