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Kenneth "Kenny" Smith is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association . 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. Nicknamed "The Jet", Smith was an All-American at the University of North Carolina and a two-time NBA Champion with the Houston Rockets. Smith is currently a basketball analyst, and has won several Emmys for his work on Inside the NBA on TNT. He also works as an analyst for CBS/Turner during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Kenny Smith
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Smith in 2015
Personal information
Born (1965-03-08) March 8, 1965 (age 51)
Queens, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Archbishop Molloy
(Queens, New York)
College North Carolina (1983–1987)
NBA draft 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career 1987–1997
Position Point guard
Number 30, 31
Career history
1987–1990 Sacramento Kings
1990 Atlanta Hawks
1990–1996 Houston Rockets
1996 Detroit Pistons
1996–1997 Orlando Magic
1997 Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 9,397 (12.8 ppg)
Rebounds 1,454 (2.0 rpg)
Assists 4,073 (5.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kenneth "Kenny" Smith (born March 8, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). 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. Nicknamed "The Jet", Smith was an All-American at the University of North Carolina and a two-time NBA Champion with the Houston Rockets. Smith is currently a basketball analyst, and has won several Emmys for his work on Inside the NBA on TNT. He also works as an analyst for CBS/Turner during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

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