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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
Nationality American / Italian
Died September 22, 2018(2018-09-22) (aged 70)
High school Rice (Manhattan, New York)
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College Georgia (1967–1970)
NBA Draft 1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 61st overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1970–1978
Career history
1970–1978 Pallacanestro Cantù
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team Parade All-American (1966)

Bob Lienhard (April 2, 1948 – September 22, 2018) was an American basketball player. Lienhard was selected in the 1970 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns but never played in the NBA. Lienhard played professionally for Pallacanestro Cantù in Italy. He played college basketball for the Georgia Bulldogs.

College career

Lienhard became the Georgia’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.

Professional career

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

In 1970 he moved to Italy and played with Pallacanestro Cantu (1970–1978) with whom he won three Korać Cup, two European Cup Winner's Cup and one Intercontinental Cup.

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