Truck Robinson is an American retired professional basketball player who was recently hired as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. During his professional career, he played in the NBA for teams like Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz, Phoenix Suns, and New York Knicks.
Robinson was named in the 1978 East All-Star Team as well as the 1978 All-NBA First Team. In 11 seasons, Robinson had played in 772 games, had a .483 field goal, .662 free throw percentage, 7,267 total rebounds, 1,348 assists, 533 steals, 510 blocks, 2,253 personal fouls, and 11,988 points.
Truck Robinson's Early Life
Truck Robinson was born as Leonard Eugene Robinson on October 4, 1951, in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated high school from William M. Raines. After high school, he attended the Tennesse State University where he played college basketball. Information about Robinson's family life is not known.
Truck Robinson's Professional Life
After graduating from college, Truck Robinson was drafted in the 1974 NBA Draft where he was picked by the Washington Bullets in the second round. He did not get to see much action during his 1974-1975 rookie season as he had to wait his turn behind Elvin Hayes and Mike Riordan. He got to see more time at the court on his second season but he was traded to Atlanta Hawks for Tom Henderson and a draft choice in the 1976-1977 campaign.
Robinson's season had split between the Bullets and Hawks and thus ended the season averaging 19.0 points and 10.8 rebounds. He was signed as a free agent with New Orleans Jazz prior to 1977-1978 season.
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Truck Robinson only played one season with the Jazz but gave one of his best career performance. He led the league in rebounding for a non-center with 15.7 boards per game and average scoring of 22.7 ppg. He also made his first All-Star appearance and named to the All-NBA First Team at season's end.
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Despite Robinson averaging 24.2 points and 13.4 rebound through the first 43 games of the 1978-1979 season, he was traded to Phoenix Suns for two players and two first-round draft picks. He spent three seasons with the Suns averaging 17 points and 9 rebounds each year. He was traded to the New York Knicks by the Suns in favor of Maurice Lucas.
Robinson hit a slump with his trade to the Knicks and was averaging only 9.5 points and 8.1 rebounds. Fans of Knicks were not happy with the result and complained about their "truck with four flat tires" and would often chant "Dump Truck." Robinson retired in the 1984-1985 season.
Robinson was hired as the assistant coach for Sacramento Kings which has the starting roster of Ben McLemore, Iman Shumpert, Harold Giles, Marvin Bagley III, and Justin Jackson.
Truck Robinson's Personal Life
There is no information available on Truck's love affairs. Details about his love affairs, girlfriend and his married life and wife remains a mystery for now.
Truck Robinson's Net Worth
Robinson was one of the successful basketball stars of his time. However, at his time, the athletes were not getting paid a big amount as they get paid now. He is currently an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings and he should be making a good earning. However, details of his salary and net worth is still under review for now.