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Len Kosmalski

Len Kosmalski
Personal information
Born (1951-11-21) November 21, 1951 (age 64)
Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Maple Heights
(Maple Heights, Ohio)
College Tennessee (1971–1974)
NBA draft 1974 / Round: 2 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Kansas City-Omaha Kings
Position Center
Number 55
Career history
19741975 Kansas City-Omaha Kings
1976–1977 Stella Azzurra Roma
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x First-team All-SEC (1972–1974)
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Leonard J. Kosmalski (born November 21, 1951) is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiately at the University of Tennessee and professionally for the National Basketball Association's Kansas City Kings.

Kosmalski, a 7-foot center from Maple Heights High School in Ohio, was a three-year starter for the Tennessee Volunteers and a three-time first team All-Southeastern Conference pick and was a starter on the Vols' 1972 SEC championship team. For his college career, Kosmalski averaged 17.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. During the 2012–13 season, Kosmalski was named an SEC legend as a part of the 2013 SEC Tournament.[1]

Following the close of his college career, Kosmalski was drafted in both the 1974 NBA Draft by the Kansas City-Omaha Kings (24th pick overall), and by the Utah Stars in the American Basketball Association Draft (20th overall).[1] Kosmalski played parts of two seasons for the Kings, averaging 1.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 76 games.[2] He then played a season in Italy for Stella Azzurra Roma.[1]

His son Landry Kosmalski is the current head basketball coach at Swarthmore College.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c "Len Kosmalski To Be Honored As SEC Legend". Tennessee Volunteers. January 23, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Len Kosmalski profile". Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Landry Kosmalski Named Men's Basketball Coach". Swarthmore Athletics. May 4, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kosmalski hire extends UT-Spartan ties". Farragut Press. May 10, 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 

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