ONN – Former NBA Sixth Man of the Year, Cliff Robinson has died at age 53.
Robinson 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Selected in the second round of the 1989 NBA draft, he played the first eight seasons of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers, followed by stints with the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, and New Jersey Nets. Robinson received the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1993 and was selected as an All-Star in 1994. He played college basketball for the Connesticut Huskies.
Robinson played four seasons at the University of Connecticut beginning in 1985. In 1988, the Huskies won the NIT Championship and Robinson was named to the all-tournament team. Robinson was later named to U Conn’s All-Century men’s Basketball team. On February 5, 2007, Robinson’s number “00” was retired at Gampel Pavilion during halftime of a U Conn basketball game against Syracuse as part of the “Huskies of Honor” ceremony which recognized personal accomplishments of 13 former players and three coaches.
NBA Star Cliff Robinson had a stroke 2½ years ago, also a tumor was removed from his jaw and he underwent chemotherapy for Lymphoma
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