Coby Dietrick

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Coby Dietrick
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Personal information
Born (1948-07-23) July 23, 1948 (age 69)
Riverside, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Riverside Polytechnic
(Riverside, California)
College San Jose State (1967–1970)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 10 / Pick: 155th overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Playing career 1970–1983
Position Power forward / Center
Number 12, 25, 26
Career history
19701972 Memphis Pros
19721979 Dallas Chaparrals / San Antonio Spurs
19791982 Chicago Bulls
1983 San Antonio Spurs
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 5,140 (6.1 ppg)
Rebounds 3,772 (4.5 rpg)
Assists 1,740 (2.1 apg)
Stats at

Coby Joseph Dietrick (born July 23, 1948) is an American former professional basketball player.

A 6'10" forward/center from San José State University, Dietrick played thirteen seasons (1970–1983) of professional basketball in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. He spent the majority of his career with the San Antonio Spurs, a team that began in the ABA but joined the NBA after the ABA–NBA merger in 1976. He also played with the NBA's Chicago Bulls. In 1983 he retired with ABA/NBA career averages of 6.1 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game.

He later worked as a color commentator for the Spurs. He also opened the first Relax The Back franchise store, in San Antonio in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ Meena Thiruvengadam, "Former Texas basketball star sells furniture business after franchise dispute." San Antonio Express-News, March 10, 2005.  – via HighBeam (subscription required)

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