Vince Boryla (1927-2016)

March 28, 2016

Vince Boryla (March 11, 1927 – March 27, 2016) has passed away. Nicknamed “Moose”, Boryla played for the New York Knicks for five seasons and then became the head coach from 1956-1958. He was named an All-Star during the 1951 season. Following his coaching career, he became general manager of the ABA’s Denver Larks and then rejoined the franchise when they joined the NBA as the Denver Nuggets. He won the NBA Executive of the Year award in 1984. Boryla was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and National Polish-American Hall of Fame.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.