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Glen Gondrezick, Former NBA Player, Hospitalized With Gunshot Wound

Associated Press

Glen Gondrezick, a former National Basketball Assn. player, is in critical but stable condition at a Boulder hospital after apparently shooting himself in the chest, police said.

Gondrezick, 31, was at home Wednesday night when he suffered a gunshot wound that entered the left side of the chest.

Boulder County sheriff’s detectives found Gondrezick lying on the porch of his home.

“By his own admission, it was a self-inflicted wound,” said Sgt. Ernst Little. “He did say it was not an accident.”

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A .22-caliber rifle was recovered from the scene.

Sheriff’s deputies said they received a call at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday about an unknown medical problem in the Orange Orchard subdivision of Boulder County. When an ambulance arrived, authorities found Gondrezick.

Sheriff’s deputies said they recovered a .22-caliber rifle from the scene.

Gondrezick was a second-round draft pick of the New York Knicks in 1977 out of Nevada Las Vegas. He played with the Knicks until the 1979-80 season, when he was cut. Gondrezick was picked by the Denver Nuggets in November 1979, and played in Denver for four years.

The Nuggets did not renew his contract for the 1983-84 season. He went to the Indiana Pacers’ training camp for five days in 1983 before leaving to play in Italy. In 1985, he played basketball in Austria.

He was arrested in Boulder in 1984 for third-degree sexual assault for allegedly fondling a woman in May 1983, but the case was dismissed.

Gondrezick is employed as a real estate agent in Boulder. He and his wife, Merry, have two children.

Gondrezick’s younger brother, Grant, is a guard for the Phoenix Suns.

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