Matt Guokas Sr.
November 11, 1915|
December 9, 1993 78) (aged|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|College||Saint Joseph's (1934–1938)|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Career highlights and awards|
A 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 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.
Guokas and his son, Matt Jr., were the first father-son duo to both win NBA championships as players; this feat has since been repeated by the Barrys (Rick and Brent), the Waltons (Bill and Luke) and the Thompsons (Mychal and Klay).
- Wessel, Harry (October 15, 1992). "Coach Matt Guokas – Cool, In Control". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved June 2, 2015.