Vince Boryla

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Vince Boryla
Personal information
Born (1927-03-11) March 11, 1927 (age 88)
East Chicago, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Washington (East Chicago, Indiana)
College Notre Dame (1944–1946)
Denver (1948–1949)
Pro career 1949–1954
Position Forward
Number 19, 12
Career history
As player:
19491954 New York Knicks
As coach:
19551958 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 3,187
Rebounds 831
Assists 610
Stats at

Vincent Joseph Boryla (born March 11, 1927) is a retired American basketball player, coach, and executive. His nickname was "Moose". He graduated from East Chicago Washington High School in 1944. He played basketball at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Denver. He was part of the U.S team that won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. Boryla played for the New York Knicks in the early 1950s, and later became the Knicks' coach, from 1956 to 1958.

Later in his career, he would become the general manager of the American Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets early in their history when they were first the Kansas City ABA team and then the Denver Larks. He was also the general manager of the ABA's Utah Stars. Boryla later rejoined the Nuggets when the franchise joined the NBA. He won the NBA Executive of the Year Award with the Nuggets in 1984. Boryla is now retired from basketball.

Boryla has been inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 1984 into the National Polish-American Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. ^ "Vince Boryla « National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame and Museum". 1984-05-31. Retrieved 2013-11-06. 

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