Agence France-PresseNovember 23, 2013 00:19
Basketball Hall-of-Famer Vern Mikkelsen, who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers, has died at the age of 85, the Los Angeles Lakers said Friday.
The Lakers said Mikkelsen died Thursday at his home in Wayzata, Minnesota.
Mikkelsen joined the Lakers in 1949 and played all 10 of his NBA seasons with the team then located in Minnesota.
A six-time All-Star, he played on championship teams in 1950 and in 1952, 1953 and 1954.
Mikkelsen also served as coach and general manager of the now-defunct American Basketball Association's Minnesota Pipers.