Kenny Smith

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john smith
Smith hosting a NBA on TNT pregame show during the 2011 NBA Playoffs.
No. 30, 31
Point guard
Personal information
Born(1965-03-08) March 8, 1965 (age 49)
Queens, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolArchbishop Molloy
(Queens, New York)
CollegeNorth Carolina (1983–1987)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career1987–1997
Career history
19871990Sacramento Kings
1990Atlanta Hawks
19901996Houston Rockets
1996Detroit Pistons
1996–1997Orlando Magic
1997Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points9,397 (12.8 ppg)
Rebounds1,454 (2.0 rpg)
Assists4,073 (5.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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For people with a similar name, see Kenneth Smith (disambiguation).
john smith
Smith hosting a NBA on TNT pregame show during the 2011 NBA Playoffs.
No. 30, 31
Point guard
Personal information
Born(1965-03-08) March 8, 1965 (age 49)
Queens, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolArchbishop Molloy
(Queens, New York)
CollegeNorth Carolina (1983–1987)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career1987–1997
Career history
19871990Sacramento Kings
1990Atlanta Hawks
19901996Houston Rockets
1996Detroit Pistons
1996–1997Orlando Magic
1997Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points9,397 (12.8 ppg)
Rebounds1,454 (2.0 rpg)
Assists4,073 (5.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kenneth "Kenny" Smith (born March 8, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. He currently works as a TV basketball analyst, primarily for Inside the NBA on TNT.

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, and attended Archbishop Molloy, where he was coached by the legendary Jack Curran, the winningest coach in New York City and New York State history. Smith graduated in 1983 and then played basketball at the University of North Carolina for Dean Smith. In his young career he played for the New York Riverside Church.

Professional career[edit]

Smith was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the sixth pick of the 1987 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997 as a member of the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets. In his professional career, Smith scored 9,397 points and recorded 4,073 assists. He won two NBA championships with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995.[1] In the first game of the 1995 Finals against the Orlando Magic, Smith made seven three-pointers, including a game-tying shot which sent the game into overtime. The Rockets won the game 120–118.[2]

Off the court[edit]

Broadcasting[edit]

Smith joined Turner Sports in 1998.[3] He has teamed with Ernie Johnson, Jr., Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O'Neal on Inside the NBA, a winner of the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show.[4] He occasionally appears on NBA TV as an analyst. He also served a stint as an analyst for the MSG Network's broadcasts of New York Knicks games from 2005-08, and has worked as an analyst for CBS/Turner during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Personal life[edit]

Smith married model Gwendolyn Osborne on September 8, 2006. His wife is a model on The Price Is Right.[5]

NBA career statistics[edit]

A list of Smith's career statistics:[6]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
Denotes seasons in which Smith won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1987–88Sacramento616035.6.477.308.8192.37.11.5.113.8
1988–89Sacramento818138.8.462.359.7372.87.71.3.117.3
1989–90Sacramento464638.0.461.373.8092.66.61.2.215.0
1989–90Atlanta33520.4.480.167.8461.14.30.7.07.7
1990–91Houston787834.6.520.363.8442.17.11.4.117.7
1991–92Houston818033.8.475.394.8662.26.91.3.114.0
1992–93Houston828229.5.520.438.8782.05.41.0.113.0
1993–94Houston787828.3.480.405.8711.84.20.8.111.6
1994–95Houston818125.1.484.429.8511.94.00.9.110.4
1995–96Houston685623.8.433.382.8211.43.60.7.08.5
1996–97Detroit907.1.400.5001.0000.61.10.1.02.6
1996–97Orlando607.8.462.6001.0000.30.70.0.02.8
1996–97Denver33319.8.422.425.8541.13.10.5.07.9
Career73765030.1.480.399.8292.05.51.0.112.8

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1991Houston3337.7.474.500.8892.78.01.3.315.3
1993Houston121232.6.492.500.7782.04.20.8.114.8
1994Houston232330.3.455.447.8082.34.11.0.210.8
1995Houston222229.6.438.442.9002.24.50.6.110.8
1996Houston8823.9.434.3871.0001.54.80.6.08.9
Career686830.0.457.448.8472.24.50.8.111.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Smith." www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on January 28, 2010.
  2. ^ "The 60 Greatest Playoff Moments: Honorable Mention." www.nba.com. Retrieved on January 28, 2010.
  3. ^ "Kenny Smith.' www.tnt.tv. Retrieved on January 28, 2010.
  4. ^ Reid Cherner. "Chemistry, characters carry NBA show above pack." USA Today, April 8, 2007. Retrieved on January 29, 2010.
  5. ^ 'Gwendolyn Osborne, a Barker beauty on the Price is Right, wed former NBA Star Kenny "the Jet" Smith.' www.prweb.com, September 8, 2006. Retrieved March 28, 2010.
  6. ^ Smith's career stats. ESPN.com

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