College - Tennessee State
Leonard “Truck” Robinson enters his second season with the Kings as an assistant coach after spending the 2008-09 season as a scout for the Washington Wizards. Though Robinson has never before coached in the NBA, having worked with a number of NBA players and teams over the years, he has been regarded as a specialist in working with big men and has been active in scouting and Big Man training.
Known for his tenacious rebounding and offensive firepower as a player, standing at only 6-7, Robinson, an 11-year NBA veteran, averaged 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game over 772 contests with Washington (1974-77), Atlanta (1977), New Orleans (1977-79), Phoenix (1979-82) and New York (1982-85).
A two-time NBA All-Star (1978 and 1981) and an All-NBA First Team selection (1978), Robinson led the NBA in rebounding in the 1977-78 season, grabbing 15.7 boards per contest, becoming the first true forward to lead the league in that category in 20 years. He helped the Bullets win the 1975 NBA Eastern Conference and was an integral player for Phoenix when the Suns won the 1981 Pacific Division. He led the NBA in minutes played (3,638), rebounds (1,288), defensive rebounds (990), and rebounds per game (15.7) during the 1977-78 season.
Robinson was selected in the second round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets out of Tennessee State University.
In his 11 NBA seasons, Robinson amassed 11,988 points and 7,267 rebounds.