Kenny Smith is a well-known American sports pundit and former National Basketball Association professional basketball player (NBA). She currently works as a basketball pundit for TNT’s Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA. During the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, Kenny also works as an analyst for CBS/Turner.
He formerly played in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets from 1987 to 1997. She won back-to-back NBA titles with Houston as a starter with Hakeem Olajuwon.
Kenny Smith Age
Kenny Smith was born in Queens, New York City, in the United States on March 8, 1965. He is 56 years old.
Kenny Smith Height
Kenny stands at a moderate height of 6 ft 3 in/1.91 m tall.
Kenny Smith Family
Kenny was raised by his father, William, and mother, Annie Mae Smith, in the LeFrak City neighborhood. Annie Mae Smith, Kenny’s mother, died at the age of 79. He has two sisters, Gwendolyn and Wanda, as well as a brother, Vince.
Kenny Smith Wife
Kenny has had two marriages. He was previously married to Dawn Reavis, with whom he has two daughters. Kayla is an R&B singer, and K.J. plays basketball at the University of North Carolina, his father’s alma mater. Following his divorce from Dawn Reavis, Kenny met English model Gwendolyn Osborne at a charity event in 2004.
On September 8, 2006, the couple married. Kenny and Gwendolyn Osborne are the parents of two children: Malloy, born in 2008, and London, born in 2012. He is also the stepfather of Gwendolyn Osborne’s daughter Monique from a previous marriage. Gwendolyn Osborne has previously been on The Price Is Right. In 2018, she filed for divorce.
Kenny Smith’s Children
Kenny is the father of five children. Kayla is an R&B singer, and K.J. plays basketball at the University of North Carolina, his father’s alma mater. He and Gwendolyn Osborne have two children, a son named Malloy born in 2008, and a girl named London born in 2012. He is also the stepfather of Gwendolyn Osborne’s daughter Monique from a previous marriage.
Kenny Smith Education
Kenny attended Archbishop Molloy High School, where he was coached by Jack Curran, the most successful high school coach in New York City and New York State history. He was a McDonald’s All-American in 1983 and later played basketball for Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina.
Kenny also played alongside junior Michael Jordan on a North Carolina team that was a preseason No. 1 and finished the season ranked No. 1 with a 28-3 record. He averaged 9.1 points and 5.0 assists per game for the Tar Heels, who fell to Indiana in the 1984 NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals.
Kenny Smith Salary
Kenny receives an annual salary of $76,351.
Kenny Smith Net Worth
Kenny’s approximate net worth is $1 million.
Kenny Smith Career
Kenny is a basketball pundit on TNT’s Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA. During the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, Kenny also works as an analyst for CBS/Turner. After averaging 13.8 points and 7.1 assists per game for the Kings, Kenny was chosen to the NBA All-Rookie Team (1st Team).
He began his NBA career with Hall of Famer Bill Russell, who was the Kings’ head coach until he was sacked 58 games into the 1987-88 season. He was moved to the Atlanta Hawks midway through the 1989-90 season, where he was a reserve player for the first time in his career, averaging 7.7 points per game while starting only five of thirty games as a backup to team captain Doc Rivers.
In early 1998, he joined Turner Sports as a studio analyst for the rest of the NBA regular season and the playoffs. Inside the NBA, winner of the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show, features Kenny alongside Ernie Johnson Jr., Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O’Neal.
He covered basketball for the 2001 Goodwill Games and is a regular analyst on NBA TV. He provided commentary for MSG Network coverage of New York Knicks games from 2005 to 2008, and he currently works as an analyst for CBS/Turner during the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.
He was moved to the Houston Rockets after the 1989-90 season, where he spent the following six seasons. In 1990-91, he averaged 17.7 points per game while also leading the Rockets in assists per game (7.1) in free throw percentage (.844). He contributed to the Rockets’ 52-30 regular-season record, the best in franchise history at the time. During the first round of the playoffs, they were swept by the Los Angeles Lakers. He finished 17th in the NBA Most Valuable Player voting, barely ahead of teammate Hakeem Olajuwon.