Jim Holstein

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Jim Holstein
Personal information
Born (1930-09-24)September 24, 1930
Hamilton, Ohio
Died December 16, 2007(2007-12-16) (aged 77)
Bradenton, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Hamilton Catholic (Hamilton, Ohio)
College Cincinnati (1949–1952)
NBA draft 1952 / Round: 6 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career 1952–1956
Position Small forward
Number 13, 12, 10
Career history
As player:
19521955 Minneapolis Lakers
1955–1956 Fort Wayne Pistons
As coach:
1961–1972 Saint Joseph's (Indiana)
1972–1977 Ball State
Career highlights and awards

James H. Holstein (September 24, 1930 – December 16, 2007) was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'3" forward/guard from the University of Cincinnati, Holstein played four seasons (1952–1956) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Minneapolis Lakers and Fort Wayne Pistons. He averaged 3.8 points per game and won two league championships with the Lakers.

Following his NBA career, Holstein was a college basketball coach; he spent 11 seasons at Saint Joseph's College in Rennsalear, Indiana, compiling a record of 130-138, .495. He hold the all-time wins record for the Pumas and is second in tenure (11 seasons).

He left Saint Joseph's to assume the head coaching job at Ball State University, where he finished with a record of 55-70, .440, over his 5-year tenure.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "James H. Holstein Obituary". Herald Tribune. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Jim Holstein (1952-1955) NBA Stats". PointAfter. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Former Minneapolis Laker Jim Holstein Passes Away at 77". NBA.com. Retrieved 29 July 2016.

External links

  • Jim Holstein at Basketball-Reference.com
  • Jim Holstein's obituary at NBA.com

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