Former NBA player Connie Dierking died, WKRC-TV announced Monday. He was 77.
Dierking starred at the University of Cincinnati with Oscar Robertson in the late 1950s and played professionally for more than a decade. He was also part of a trade that sent Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers in 1965.
Dierking was later traded by the Warriors to the Cincinnati Royals, where he reunited with Robertson. He averaged a career-high 16.7 points in 1969-70 for the Royals.
He also played in the American Basketball League during his pro career.
He is survived by his wife, Robyn, and five children.