Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ed Mikan

Edward Arthur Mikan

October 20, 1925
Joliet, IL

October 22, 1999
La Grange, IL

1940-41 Joliet Catholic - Illinois (High School)
1941-42 Joliet Catholic - Illinois (High School)
1942-43 Joliet Catholic - Illinois (High School)
1943-44 DePaul University (College)
1944-45 DePaul University (College)
1946-47 DePaul University (College)
1947-48 DePaul University (College)
1948-49 Chicago Stags (BAA)
1949-50 Chicago Stags (NBA)
1949-50 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1950-51 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1950-51 Washington Capitols (NBA)
1950-51 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)
1951-52 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)
1952-53 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)
1952-53 Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)
1953-54 Boston Celtics (NBA)

Brother of George Mikan

Ed followed his older brother George to DePaul, where they played on the 1944-45 NIT champion team. After graduating from DePaul (not sure where he was during 1945-46 season. Injured? Military?), he played for the Stags on his way to a six-year professional basketball career.
After his time in the NBA, Mikan was a successful housing contractor and also owned a bowling alley and a limousine service.

Mikan and his wife Mary (who passed away just under two months before Ed) had three sons and three daughters.

Chicago Tribune, October 26, 1999


No comments:

Post a Comment