The Philadelphia Eagles abruptly fired Kelly on Tuesday night, five days before the final game of the 2015 regular season.
"We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward," Lurie said in a statement released by the team.
Kelly told Fox Sports that he wants to stay in the NFL rather than return to college coaching.
They were 2-5 over their past seven games, including losses in which they surrendered 45 points twice and 40 points once. Kelly's record in nearly three seasons as Eagles head coach was 26-21.
In the past year, Kelly was in charge of all player trades and draft choices. He did a complete roster turnover, as he moved star running back Lesean McCoy, Nick Foles, Jeremy Maclin and more. At the moment, the Eagles are 6-9 and out of the playoff race.