March 23, 1953 |
San Mateo, California
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Woodside (Woodside, California)|
|NBA draft||1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the New Orleans Jazz|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|Number||53, 44, 50|
|1975–1979||New Orleans Jazz|
|1979–1980||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||6,199 (7.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||5,678 (7.0 rpg)|
|Assists||2,092 (2.6 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Richard Ryland "Rich" Kelley (born March 23, 1953) is a retired American basketball player.
The 7-foot, 235-pound Kelley was drafted as an underclassman in the second round of the 1974 ABA Draft by the New York Nets, but he opted to stay in college for another year. The following season Kelley was drafted by the New Orleans Jazz in the first round of the 1975 NBA Draft and by the Memphis Sounds in the second round of the 1975 ABA Draft.
He currently ranks 94th on the NBA's career offensive rebounds list (1,872).
In 11 seasons he played in 814 games and played 17,711 minutes, a 48.8 field goal percentage (2,166 for 4,435), 78.3 free throw percentage (1,867 for 2,384), 5,678 total rebounds (1,872 offensive, 3,806 defensive), 2,092 assists, 694 steals, 749 blocked shots, 2,613 personal fouls and 6,199 points.
After retirement, he earned an MBA at Stanford. He is a co-founder of Search Fund Partners, having started the firm in 2004. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of San Francisco Legal, Avadyne Health, HemaSource, Verengo, H&R Accounts, Asset Recovery Corporation and Medical Positioning, Inc.
Kelley has been involved in numerous small businesses and start-up companies as an operator, owner, and investor. His varied experience includes: CFO of SCORE! Educational Centers, CEO of San Jose Giants, General Partner of the Stanford Terrace Inn, developer of houses and subdivisions, owner of office buildings, investor in successful tech start-ups (Coinstar, PLX Technology, Corcept Therapeutics). He has also invested in many limited partnerships, including venture funds, and has been involved as a search fund investor since 1994.