Wednesday, May 25, 2016

John Mandic

John Joseph Mandic

October 3, 1919
Los Angeles, CA

June 22, 2003
Portland, OR

1935-36 Roosevelt High School - Los Angeles (High School)
1936-37 Roosevelt High School - Los Angeles (High School)
1937-38 Roosevelt High School - Los Angeles (High School)
1939-40 Oregon State University (College)
1940-41 Oregon State University (College)
1941-42 Oregon State University (College)
1942-43 Vancouver Ramblers (Independent)
1946-47 Portland Indians (PCBL)
1947-48 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1948-49 Indianapolis Jets (BAA)
1949-50 Washington Capitols (NBA)
1949-50 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)

Mandic was a basketball and track star (high jump) at Roosevelt and OSU. He served in the army during World War 2.
His brother Frank also played basketball at OSU and later with the Portland Indians with John. He later worked as an officer and supervisor in for the Orgeon Department of Corrections.

He married to Jeannette Johnson (d.2000) in 1943 and they had a son, John, and a daughter, Patricia.

Helms Basketball Annual 1938
Roosevelt High School Notable Alums
Obituary, The Oregonian, July 1, 2003


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