Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Matt Guokas

Matthew George Guokas, Sr.


Born:
November 11, 1915
Philadelphia, PA

Died:
December 9, 1993
Flourtown, PA


Career
Roman Catholic High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1935-36 St. Joseph's (PA) (College)
1936-37 St. Joseph's (PA) (College)
1937-38 St. Joseph's (PA) (College)
1937-38 Brooklyn Visitation (ABL)
1938-39 Brooklyn Visitation (ABL)
1938-39 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1938-39 Pottstown Collegians (TCL)
1939-40 Pottstown Collegians (TCL)
1940-41 Reading (TCL)
1941-42 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1941-42 Reading (TCL)
1942-43 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1943-44 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1943-44 Brooklyn Jewels (Independent)
1944-45 Trenton Tigers (ABL) 
1945-46 Newark CO2's (Independent)
1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)

Born to Lithuanian immigrants, Guokas' career ended after he lost his leg in an auto accident. He moved into broadcasting, and spent many years as the voice of the Philadelphia Eagles.

His son, Matthew, also played in the NBA. His brother Al Guokas played professional basketball, also.

He married Joan Burnham in 1941, and in addition to his son, they also had a daughter.

Source:
Courier News, June 27, 1947
NY Times Obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/g/guokama01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=guokama01

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