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Basketball’s Henry Bibby passes Palm Desert home to a new owner

Basketball’s Henry Bibby passes Palm Desert home to a new owner
Former basketball player and coach Henry Bibby, left, has sold a Palm Desert home for $620,000. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Former basketball player and coach Henry Bibby has made a move in Coachella Valley, selling a home in Palm Desert for $620,000, real estate records show.

The single-story house, built in 2002, features high ceilings and French doors that open directly to a swimming pool and spa. The 2,339 square feet of white-walled living space holds an updated kitchen, a living room with fireplace, a dining room, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

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A trellis-topped patio sits off the kitchen area. Tall palms, lush landscaping and a fire pit round out the quarter-acre property, which is hedged and gated.

In the 1970s Bibby helped lead the UCLA Bruins to three NCAA titles as a starting point guard. He later spent nine seasons in the NBA with the Knicks and 76ers, among others.

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As a coach, he led the USC Trojans men’s basketball team to three NCAA tournament appearances in nine seasons. More recently, Bibby, 68, was part of the Detroit Pistons coaching staff for the 2013-14 season.

He bought the Palm Desert property nearly a decade ago for $442,000, records show.

Sean Stanfield and Kristi Kramer of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty were the listing agents, according to the MLS. Linda Langman of Bennion Deville Homes represented the buyer.

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