Chad Kinch

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Chad Kinch
No. 20, 21
Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1958-05-22)May 22, 1958
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Died April 3, 1994(1994-04-03) (aged 35)
Carteret, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Perth Amboy
(Perth Amboy, New Jersey)
College Charlotte (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro playing career 1980–1981
Career history
1980–1981 Cleveland Cavaliers
1981 Dallas Mavericks
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Chadwick Oliver "Chad" Kinch ((1958-05-22)May 22, 1958 – April 3, 1994(1994-04-03)) was an American professional basketball player. He was a 6'4" (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) shooting guard and played collegiately at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte after starring at Perth Amboy High School in Perth Amboy, New Jersey,[1] his place of birth.

He was selected with the 22nd pick in the first round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.[2] He spent his only NBA season (1980-81) split between the Cavaliers and the Dallas Mavericks. The Cavs traded Kinch, along with a 1985 first round draft choice to the Mavericks in exchange for Geoff Huston and a 1983 third round draft choice on February 7, 1981.[2]

Kinch died of AIDS-related complications in 1994, aged 35, at his home in Carteret, New Jersey.[3] He was survived by a wife and son.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff. Chad Kinch, 35, Ex-Basketball Star, The New York Times, April 8, 1994. Accessed February 28, 2011. "CARTERET, N.J., April 7— Chad Kinch, a former basketball star at Perth Amboy High School in New Jersey and the Cleveland Cavaliers' No. 1 draft choice in 1980, died at home on Sunday. He was 35."
  2. ^ a b Cavaliers All-Time Roster PDF (4.14 MiB); retrieved June 26, 2007
  3. ^ Still stunning the world 10 years later, ESPN The Magazine

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