Born August 7, 1955 John Rudd played in the NBA mainly as a Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1979-1979. John William Rudd is an American former basketball player for the New York Knicks. He played forward. He was listed at 6'7" and 230 pounds. He was born on August 7, 1955 in DeRidder, Louisiana. He attended McNeese State University. His first game was on October 31, 1978.