|Birthname||Vincent Joseph Boryla|
|born on||11 March 1927 at 16:35 (= 4:35 PM )|
|Place||Hammond, Indiana, 41n35, 87w30|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||20°22' 08°03 Asc. 06°20'|
American basketball player, coach and executive, nicknamed "Moose," who was part of the U.S team that won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. He then played for the New York Knicks from 1949 to 1954. In 1951, Boryla scored nine points in the inaugural NBA All-Star Game and played in the NBA Finals in 1951 and 1953. Boryla did not participate in the 1952 playoffs. He later became the Knicks' coach from 1956 to 1958, and had an 80-85 record with them.
Later in his career, Boryla became the general manager of the American Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets early in their history when they were first the Kansas City ABA team and then the Denver Larks. He was also the general manager of the ABA's Utah Stars. Boryla later rejoined the Nuggets when the franchise joined the NBA. He won the NBA Executive of the Year Award with the Nuggets in 1984.
Boryla was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 1984 into the National Polish-American Hall of Fame. Boryla died in Denver, Colorado on 27 March 2016 from complications of pneumonia, aged 89.
- Work : Prize 1948 (Olympic Gold medal in basketball team competition)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Pneumonia)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
- Vocation : Sports : Basketball (Forward)
- Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner
- Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
- Notable : Awards : Olympics (Gold medal)