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Travis Diener : biography

March 1, 1982 -

Travis Lyle Diener (http://www.nba.com/global/intl_player_pronunciation_070426.html born March 1, 1982 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) is an American professional basketball player who formerly played in the NBA. In August 2010, he was signed by Dinamo Sassari (Italian Lega A). He plays on the team with his cousin Drake Diener.

Biography

Diener played collegiately at Marquette University, and was a member of the Golden Eagles team that reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four in 2003. Diener was one of three future NBA players from that Golden Eagles team; the others were Dwyane Wade and Steve Novak.

Following his college career at Marquette, he was a second-round draft choice (38th overall) of the Orlando Magic in the 2005 NBA Draft.

Diener made his NBA debut on December 2, 2005, playing 12 minutes and scoring three points in a loss against the Memphis Grizzlies.

On June 19, 2007, the Indiana Pacers signed Diener (who was a free agent) to a three-year deal reportedly worth $4.86 million.

On July 6, 2009, Diener exercised his player option to remain with the Pacers for the 2009-10 NBA season. He was waived by Indiana and signed by the Portland Trail Blazers in March 2010.

Family

Diener's family has a storied basketball history, with many of his relatives coaching or playing at prominent universities:

  • His sister Brittney played basketball for NCAA D-II Lewis University.
  • His sister Rachel played basketball for Saint Louis University.
  • His cousin Drake played basketball for DePaul University.
  • His cousin Drew played basketball for Saint Louis University and is currently the head coach of the men's basketball team at Cardinal Stritch University.
  • His cousin Derek played basketball and handball at West Point.
  • His cousin Shane Grube was a walk-on guard at Marquette University before transferring to D-III Lakeland College.
  • His high school (Goodrich High School) basketball coach was his uncle Dick Diener.
  • Another uncle, Tom Diener, is the former boys basketball coach at Milwaukee Vincent, where he won five state titles, tied for the most of any coach in Wisconsin high school basketball history. He currently is the head coach at Milwaukee Hamilton High School.

In high school, Travis Diener was a USA Today Player of the Year: 2000 All-America High School Baseball as a pitcher and a shortstop.

Notes

NBA career statistics

Regular season

|- | align="left" | | align="left" | Orlando | 23 || 0 || 10.7 || .420 || .439 || .833 || .9 || .7 || .3 || .0 || 3.8 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Orlando | 26 || 0 || 11.1 || .425 || .360 || .800 || .7 || 1.3 || .2 || .0 || 3.8 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Indiana | 66 || 21 || 20.5 || .370 || .318 || .901 || 1.7 || 3.8 || .5 || .1 || 6.9 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Indiana | 55 || 0 || 13.1 || .413 || .390 || .800 || 1.6 || 2.2 || .5 || .1 || 3.7 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Indiana | 4 || 0 || 6.3 || .167 || .200 || .000 || .5 || 1.0 || .8 || .0 || .8 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Portland | 5 || 0 || 5.2 || .250 || .200 || .500 || .2 || .8 || .2 || .0 || .6 |- | align="left" | Career | align="left" | | 179 || 21 || 14.9 || .388 || .353 || .847 || 1.4 || 2.4 || .4 || .0 || 4.8

Playoffs

|- | align="left" | 2010 | align="left" | Portland | 2 || 0 || 3.5 || .000 || .000 || .000 || .0 || 1.0 || .0 || .0 || .0 |- | align="left" | Career | align="left" | | 2 || 0 || 3.5 || .000 || .000 || .000 || .0 || 1.0 || .0 || .0 || .0

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