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Matthew Guokas Sr.
No. 14
Shooting guard/Small forward
Personal information
Born(1915-11-11)November 11, 1915
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
DiedDecember 9, 1993(1993-12-09) (aged 78)
Flourtown, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolSaint Joseph's Preparatory School
CollegeSaint Joseph's
Pro career1938–1947
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • BAA champion (1947)

Matthew George Guokas, Sr. (November 11, 1915–December 9, 1993) was an American basketball player and broadcaster.

A 6'3" forward from Saint Joseph's University, Guokas played one season of professional basketball with the Philadelphia Warriors of the BAA (a precursor to the NBA). He averaged 1.7 points during the Warriors' 1946-47 championship season. After losing his right leg in an automobile accident, Guokas turned to broadcasting, and he served as an announcer for the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles from 1953 to 1985.

His son Matt Guokas, Jr. played in the NBA from 1966 and 1976, and later coached the 76ers and Orlando Magic and worked as a broadcaster for the NBA on NBC and other sports networks.

External links

  1. REDIRECT Template:Philadelphia Warriors 1946–47 BAA champions
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