Kenny Smith

Basketball Player
Born Mar 8, 1965

Kenneth "The Jet" 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.

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1965 Birth Born on March 8, 1965.


1983 18 Years Old Smith was named a McDonald's All-American in 1983, then played basketball at the University of North Carolina for Dean Smith. … Read More
1984 19 Years Old Smith averaged 9.1 points and 5. assists per game, and the Tar Heels lost to the University of Indiana in the second round of the 1984 NCAA Tournament.


1985 20 Years Old He led North Carolina to the Elite Eight in 1985, losing to eventual National Champion Villanova Wildcats. … Read More
1986 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986–87, the first season the NCAA added three-point field goals, Smith shot .408.
1987 22 Years Old Smith was selected as a 6'3" 170 lb point guard by the Sacramento Kings with the sixth pick of the 1987 NBA draft. … Read More
1989 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Smith was traded 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 only starting five of thirty-games he played for the Hawks.
1990 25 Years Old In 1990–91 Smith averaged 17.7 points per game while leading the Rockets in assists per game (7.1) and free throw percentage (.844). … Read More
1993 28 Years Old The Rockets won back-to-back championships in 1993–94 and 1994–95. … Read More


1995 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In the first game of the 1995 Finals against the Orlando Magic, Smith had 23 points, 9 assists and made seven three-pointers, including the game-tying shot which sent the game into overtime. … Read More
1998 33 Years Old Smith joined Turner Sports in 1998, working as a studio analyst for end of the NBA regular season and the playoffs. … Read More
2001 36 Years Old Smith covered basketball for the 2001 Goodwill Games, and he occasionally appears on NBA TV as an analyst.


2005 40 Years Old Smith provided commentary for the MSG Network's broadcasts of New York Knicks games from 2005–08, and works as an analyst for CBS/Turner during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
2006 41 Years Old Smith married Gwendolyn Osborne on September 8, 2006. … Read More


2016 51 Years Old As of 2016, he ranks second in school history in total assists (768), fourth in total steals (195), and fifth in assists per game. Smith helped North Carolina to a record of 115-22 from the 1983–84 to 1986–87 seasons, including two Elite Eight appearances ('85 and '87) and a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1986. They won the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) regular season conference championships in 1984 and 1987, and tied for first in 1985. … Read More
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