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Early LifeKenny Smith was born as Kenneth "Kenny" Smith on 8th March, 1965 at Queens, New York. He is an American by nationality and ethnicity wise, he is an African American. His zodiac sign is Pisces. Kenny Smith got his early education from Archbishop Molloy High School where he was coached by Jack Curran.
He was nicknamed as 'The Jet' during his high school days. In his early years, Smith played basketball at New York's Riverside Church. Then, he went to University of North Carolina for his higher studies. At the university, Dean Smith was his coach. Kenny Smith considers South Carolina State star Bobby Lewis as his source of inspiration. In the 1987 NBA draft, Smith was drafted #6 by the Sacramento Kings.
CareerKenny Smith had an amazing career in NBA basketball. He started in 1987 at Sacramento Kings as a point guard. After that, there was no turning back for Kenny Smith. He was traded to the Houston Rockets after the 1989-90 seasons. He was released from Rockets after the end of 1995-96 seasons. Then he joined the Detroit Pistons with whom he played only nine games.
After a short stint at Detroit Pistons, Smith went to the Orlando Magic. Again, he played only six games with the Orlando Magic after which he was signed to Denver Nuggets. With his amazing performance, Kenny Smith still ranks as the all time leaders in many categories for Sacramento Kings and the Houston Rockets.
After his retirement from professional basketball as a player, he joined the Turner Sports as a studio analyst in 1998. He is the winner of sports Emmy award for outstanding studio show. He also features at times as an analyst on NBA TV. Similarly, Smith works as an analyst for CBS/ Turner as well.