Kenny Smith Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Kenny Smith :

NameKenneth Smith
NickNameKenny Smith
Date of Birth8 March 1965
Age (2024)59 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownQueens, New York
Height6ft 2in
Professionsports commentator and
former professional basketball player
SpouseGwendolyn Osborne (m. 2006–2018)
ChildrensKayla BriannaKenny Smith Jr.
ParentsAnnie Mae Smith
Net Worth25-30 Million Dollar

Who is Kenny Smith ?

Kenny Smith, born on March 8, 1965, is a prominent figure in the realm of basketball, celebrated for his contributions both as a distinguished professional player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and as a respected sports commentator. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Smith’s basketball journey began in the vibrant neighborhoods of Queens, notably at New York’s Riverside Church and Stephen A. Halsey Junior High School in Rego Park. His early talent flourished under the guidance of renowned coach Jack Curran at Archbishop Molloy High School.

Kenny Smith
Kenny Smith

Smith’s collegiate years were marked by stellar performances as a point guard for the North Carolina Tar Heels, where he played alongside the likes of Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins. His impact was undeniable, earning him Consensus All-American honors in his senior year (1987), with notable achievements including leading the Tar Heels to two Elite Eight appearances and contributing significantly to conference championships.

Facts about Kenny Smith :

  • Kenny Smith was born on March 8, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in Queens.
  • He played basketball at Archbishop Molloy High School in New York City.
  • In high school, he received training from former basketball player Bobby Lewis.
  • Kenny Smith played college basketball for the University of North Carolina under coach Dean Smith.
  • He was a teammate of Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins at North Carolina.
  • Kenny Smith was a consensus first-team All-American in his senior year at North Carolina (1987).
  • He won a gold medal with the United States team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship.
Kenny Smith
Kenny Smith
  • Drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the 6th pick in the 1987 NBA draft.
  • Earned a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1988.
  • Played for the Atlanta Hawks during the 1989-1990 season.
  • Won back-to-back NBA championships with the Houston Rockets (1994 & 1995).
  • Played alongside Hakeem Olajuwon during his championship years with the Rockets.
  • Kenny Smith hit a game-tying three-pointer in the first game of the 1995 NBA Finals.
  • His 7 three-pointers in that game were an NBA Finals record at the time.
  • After Houston, he briefly played for the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets.
  • Retired from basketball in 1997.
  • Currently works as a basketball commentator on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.”
  • He is also an analyst for CBS/Turner during the NCAA Tournament.
  • Kenny Smith has two children with Dawn Reavis and two children with Gwendolyn Osborne Smith.

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