Red Robbins

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Red Robbins
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Robbins circa 1972
Personal information
Born (1944-09-30)September 30, 1944
Leesburg, Florida
Died November 18, 2009(2009-11-18) (aged 65)
Metairie, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Groveland (Groveland, Florida)
NBA draft 1966 / Round: 6 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 1966–1977
Position Center / Power forward
Number 21, 9, 24
Career history
19671970 New Orleans Buccaneers
19701972 Utah Stars
19721973 San Diego Conquistadors
19731974 Kentucky Colonels
1974–1975 Virginia Squires
1975–1976 Cinzano Milano
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Austin "Red" Robbins (September 30, 1944 – November 18, 2009[1]) was an American basketball player.

Robbins, a 6'8" forward/center from Leesburg, Florida, starred at the University of Tennessee in the 1960s and then played professionally for the American Basketball Association's New Orleans Buccaneers (1967–1970), Utah Stars (1970–1972), San Diego Conquistadors (1972–1973; 1973–1974), Kentucky Colonels (1973; 1974–1975), and Virginia Squires (1975–1976). Robbins was nicknamed for his red hair, as well as his fiery personality, and he gained a reputation as one of the toughest players in the league, grabbing over 6,000 rebounds in his career. Robbins was also a solid offensive contributor with above-average shooting range, and in Game 7 of the 1971 ABA Finals, he made eleven out of twelve field goals to lead the Utah Stars to a league title.


Robbins died in Metairie, Louisiana on November 18, 2009, aged 65, after a long battle with cancer.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jimmy Smith. "ABA Bucs' Austin 'Red' Robbins dies at 65". November 18, 2009. Retrieved on November 18, 2009.

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