Bob Lienhard

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Bob Lienhard
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Bob Lienhard engaged in carpentry works, his principal hobby. Italy, 1975.
Personal information
Born(1948-04-02)April 2, 1948
New York City, New York
DiedSeptember 22, 2018(2018-09-22) (aged 70)
NationalityAmerican / Italian
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Rice (Manhattan, New York)
College Georgia (1967–1970)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 61st overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career1970–1978
Position Center
Career history
1970–1978 Pallacanestro Cantu

Bob Lienhard (April 2, 1948 – September 22, 2018) [1] was an American basketball player for University of Georgia.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

University of Georgia public university located in Athens, Georgia, United States

The University of Georgia, also referred to as UGA or simply Georgia, is a public flagship research university with its main campus in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 1785, it is one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.

He became the school's all-time leading rebounder with 1,116 career rebounds. He also holds the single season record with 396 rebounds, as well as the single game record with 32 rebounds.

Lienhard was drafted by the National Basketball Association's Phoenix Suns in the 1970 NBA draft (10th pick of the 4th round, 61st overall). [2]

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams. It is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. The NBA is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. NBA players are the world's best paid athletes by average annual salary per player.

Phoenix Suns American professional basketball team

The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division, and are the only team in their division not based in California. The Suns play their home games at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The 1970 NBA draft was the 24th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on March 23, 1970, before the 1970–71 season. In this draft, 17 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each division, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Detroit Pistons won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the San Diego Rockets were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. Three expansion franchises, the Buffalo Braves, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the seventh, the eighth and the ninth pick in each round. In the first round, the Cavaliers had the seventh pick, while the Blazers and the Braves had the eighth and the ninth pick respectively. In the subsequent rounds, the Cavaliers and the Braves exchanged their order of selection, while the Blazers had the eighth pick throughout the draft. The draft consisted of 19 rounds comprising the selection of 239 players; it holds the record for the most prospects selected in any NBA draft.

In 1970 he moved to Italy and played with Pallacanestro Cantu (19701978) with whom he won three Korać Cup, two European Cup Winner's Cup and one Intercontinental Cup.

FIBA Korać Cup international basketball tournament in Europe between the 1971/1972-2001/2002 seasons

The FIBA Korać Cup was an annual basketball club competition held by FIBA between the 1971–72 and 2001–02 seasons. It was the third-tier level club competition in European basketball, after the FIBA European Champions' Cup and the FIBA Cup Winners' Cup. The very last Korać Cup season was held during the 2001–02 season.

The FIBA Intercontinental Cup, also commonly referred to as the FIBA World Cup for Champion Clubs, or the FIBA Club World Cup, is a professional basketball competition that is endorsed by FIBA World and the NBA. Historically, its purpose has been to gather the premier basketball clubs from each of the world's geographical zones, and to officially decide the best basketball club of the world, which is officially crowned as the world club champion. The World Cup for Clubs has been contended mainly by the champions of the continents and/or world geographical regions that are of the highest basketball levels.

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  1. Basket, addio a Bob Lienhard: stella con Cantù, giocò a Monza nella Forti e liberi (in Italian)
  2. "1970 NBA Draft". September 8, 2006. Retrieved May 6, 2007.