Chad Kinch

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Chad Kinch
Personal information
Born(1958-05-22)May 22, 1958
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
DiedApril 3, 1994(1994-04-03) (aged 35)
Carteret, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolPerth Amboy
(Perth Amboy, New Jersey)
CollegeCharlotte (1976–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career1980–1981
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number20, 21
Career history
1980–1981Cleveland Cavaliers
1981Dallas Mavericks
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Chadwick Oliver "Chad" Kinch ((1958-05-22)May 22, 1958 – (1994-04-03)April 3, 1994) 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,[3] aged 35, at his home in Carteret, New Jersey.[1]


  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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