Kenny Smith is a former professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997. He played for various teams including Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic. At the University of North Carolina, he was an All American and he was also NBA champion twice with the Houston Rockets. At present, he is working as a basketball analyst on TNT and CBS/ Turner.
Kenny 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.
Kenny 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.
Personal Life : Who is Kenny Smith wife?
Kenny Smith is a married man. His wife is English model Gwendolyn Osborne. The couple who got married on September 8, 2006 has two children. Smith also has a step daughter from previous relationship of Osborne. Similarly, Kenny Smith has a son and a daughter; Kayla Brianna Smith and KJ Smith from his earlier marriages to Dawn Reaves. Kayla Brianna is an upcoming R & B artist.
Physical features and Net worth : How much is Kenny Smith net worth?
Standing at six feet three inches and weighing at around 170 lb, Kenny Smith is a man of big physical stature. He prefers his head shaved and his eyes are dark brown in color. At 52 years of age, Smith still looks fit and energetic. The estimated net worth of Kenny Smith stands at around $ 15 million.
Wiki and facts : is Kenny Smith active on social media sites?
Information in detail about Kenny Smith is also available on Wikipedia and other internet websites. He is also active on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. His Twitter handle is @TheJetOnTNT in which he has around 1.05 million followers.