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Born in Joliet, Illinois, USA
Died in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA  (complications of diabetes)
Birth NameGeorge Lawrence Mikan
Nickname Mr. Basketball
Height 6' 10" (2.08 m)

Mini Bio (1)

George Mikan was born on June 18, 1924 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as George Lawrence Mikan. He was married to Patricia Lu Daveny. He died on June 1, 2005 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Spouse (1)

Patricia Lu Daveny (17 May 1947 - 1 June 2005) (his death) (6 children)

Trivia (7)

Center for the Minneapolis Lakers (1948-1954 and 1955-1956).
Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Hall of Fame in 1959 (charter member).
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 369-371. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Inducted into the Joliet [Illinois] Sports Hall of Fame.
First commissioner of the American Basketball Association, 1967-1969.
Played basketball at DePaul University, 1942-1946.
Inducted into the DePaul University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1976 (inaugural class).

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