John Kundla

Jul 3, 1916 – Jul 23, 2017 (Age 101)


John Kundla, a Basketball Hall of Famer who was the first head coach of the Minneapolis Lakers, died Sunday, July 23, 2017. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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When the Timberwolves and Lakers play who do you root for? Hope you're doing well in the afterlife, Coach Kundla! Your legacy is not forgotten

I am very sorry for the loss of your father. May the God f comfort continue to be with all of you. 2 Cornthians 1:3,4.

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our love ones is never easy but may the love of people that surrounds you soften your grief. And may you find comfort and peace in drawing closer to God in prayer during this difficult time.

I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort and sustain you through this time of mourning.

My condolences to his family and friends. He touched many lives during his lifetime, and will remember him fondly. During this difficult time please rely on our Heavenly Father for strength and comfort.

To the Kundla family my sincere condolences and prayers are with you that God the Almighty may grant you strength, endurance, comfort and peace "so you may abound in hope through the Holy Spirit." (Ro.15:13) Treasuring his great accomplishments in your hearts and minds that it may carry you through these difficult moments.

I was sad to hear of John's passing. I worked for John at the St. Paul Gym, U of M. I was only 22 years old then and my husband was a full-time college student, so money was pretty scarce. John would take me and my husband out to lunch every couple of months. He would always say, now be sure Mike is coming too. He was never too busy to see a student. His door was always open. He was so kind, generous, and funny. My favorite memory of John is one day he came out of his office with a piece...

May the God of all comfort strengthen the family and know that God keeps in his memories all those who die, because they are precious in his eyes.( Psalms 116:15)

My prayers goes out to the Kundla family. May your memories bring joy to your hearts and may our Heavenly Father comfort you and your family at this most difficult time. Psalms 145:18,19