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PASSINGS

Times Staff and Wire Reports

Glen Gondrezick, 53, a basketball player who starred at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and played for the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets before turning to broadcasting, died Monday at St. Rose Hospital in Henderson, Nev., after apparent complications from a heart transplant he received last September.

A 6-foot-6 guard/forward, Gondrezick starred on UNLV’s Final Four team in 1977. He ranks 16th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,311 points, and his 831 rebounds rank ninth.

Gondrezick played for the Knicks and Nuggets from 1977 to 1983, and later spent 17 years doing color commentary on UNLV basketball broadcasts.

Born Aug. 30, 1955, in Boulder, Colo., Gondrezick was a three-sport star in high school before Coach Jerry Tarkanian recruited him to UNLV.

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He suffered from congenital heart disease.

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