Peter Kelly Tripucka, is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association from 1981 to 1991. He was a two time NBA All Star and averaged over twenty points a game in five of the ten season that he played in. Tripucka played for the Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz and was a member of the Charlotte Hornets during their inaugural season in the NBA. The son of NFL Pro-Bowl quarterback Frank Tripucka, Kelly was a color analyst for the New York Knicks for four years, ending with the 2011–12 season.
|Born:||February 16, 1959, Glen Ridge, New Jersey|
|Listed height:||6 ft 6 in|
|Listed weight:||220 lb|
|High school:||Bloomfield (Bloomfield, New Jersey)|
|College:||Notre Dame (1977–1981)|
|NBA draft:||1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12, Detroit Pistons|
About Kelly Tripucka
NBA guard/forward who played for 3 teams in his 10 seasons in the NBA, a two-time NBA All-Star.
He started every year at the University of Notre Dame, where he led the team in scoring all four seasons.
The Detroit Pistons drafted him out of college and he later became a commentator for the Pistons for 8 years.
His father was Pro Bowl NFL quarterback Frank Tripucka.
He was teammates with Utah Jazz legend John Stockton for two seasons.