Mike Todorovich
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Mike Todorovich
Mike Todorovich
Personal information
Born(1923-06-11)June 11, 1923
Zeigler, Illinois
DiedJune 24, 2000(2000-06-24) (aged 77)
St. Louis, Missouri
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolSoldan (St. Louis, Missouri)
CollegeWyoming (1946-1947)
BAA draft1947 / Undrafted
Playing career1947-1951
PositionPower forward / Center
Number9, 21, 19
Career history
As player:
1947-1949Sheboygan Red Skins
1949St. Louis Bombers
1949-1951Tri-Cities Blackhawks
As coach:
1950-1951Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Marko John "Mike" Todorovich (June 11, 1923 – June 24, 2000) was an American basketball player and coach of Serbian descent[1] born in St. Louis, Missouri. He played college basketball at the University of Wyoming. He also played college football at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Notre Dame.[2][3]

Todorovich began his professional career with the Sheboygan Red Skins of the National Basketball League (NBL). He was named NBL rookie of the year and chosen a first-team pick after a 1947-48 season in which he scored 777 points in 60 games. The other four first-team selections from that season--Jim Pollard, George Mikan, Red Holzman and Al Cervi--are enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Sheboygan, however, suffered through a season of turmoil and finished with the second-worst record (23-37) in the franchise's 13-season history. The following season, Todorovich again led the Red Skins in scoring, with 648 points in 60 games, and Sheboygan finished with a 35-29 record. He was named to the NBL's second team.

Later, he played for the St. Louis Bombers and the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. He later would coach the Blackhawks for several games.

References

  1. ^ Gould, James M. (October 10, 1940). "Powerhouse Elevens Collide When Soldan and Beaumont Meet". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  2. ^ Marcus, Jeff (2003). A Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9781461726531.
  3. ^ "mosportshalloffame.com". mosportshalloffame.com. Archived from the original on December 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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