Dick Klein was a Big Ten All-America basketball player at Northwestern University.  During World War II, he was a member of a the Great Lakes Naval Training all-star basketball team. After the war, he played 15 games in the National Basketball League the Chicago Gears during the 1945-46 season. Klein had a successful 20-year career in sales and organizing venture capitalists. In January of 1966, Klein headed up a group of investors that was acquired a NBA expansion franchise for Chicago. Klein served as general manager of the Bulls who reached the NBA playoffs in their initial season, the only time in the history of the league that has occurred. KLein stepped down as general manager after three seasons but remained a part-owner until 1972 when the team was sold to to a group headed by Arthur Wirtz, owner of the National Hockey League Chicago Blackhawks.



DICK KLEIN Height: 6:03 Weight: 215 College: Northwestern’41
Dick Oland Klein Born: Sep 16, 1920 Died: Oct 10, 2000 Hometown: Fort Madison, Ia.
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1938-39 Northwestern (Frosh) College
1939-40 Northwestern College
1940-41 Northwestern College
1941-45 U.S. Navy Military Service
1945-46 Chicago NBL 15 30 13 73 4.9
1946-47 Gary Ingots Indep
Major League Totals 15 30 13 73 4.9
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