Elgin Baylor, a Hall of Famer who excelled as a player and GM, and also spent 4 seasons as a head coach, died on 3/22 at age 86.

Baylor's entire NBA playing career was spent with the Lakers, beginning in 1958-59 when the Lakers played in Minneapolis, to 1971-72 when they called Los Angeles home as the team does now. In his rookie season, he took home both the NBA Rookie of the Year award and the trophy for All-Star Game MVP. He also made 10 All-NBA teams and was named to11 squads for the NBA Al-Star Game.

After his playing career was over, he spent 4 seasons as the head coach of the New Orleans Jazz and afterwards spent 20 years in the front office of the Clippers, mainly as GM.

Dave Miedema