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Kenny Smith Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Kenny Smith worth? $16 million

How did Kenny Smith earn his money and wealth?

Kenny Smith was born on March 8, 1965. He is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other big teams like Atlanta Hawks. Smith was selected as the 6th pick of the 1987 NBA draft as the point guard by the Sacramento Kings. He was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Team after averaging 7.1 assists and 13.8 points per game for the Kings. Smith started his NBA career playing for Bill Russell, Hall of Famer, who was the coach for Kings till 87-88 season.

Smith was shifted to the Atlanta Hawks in the middle of the 1989–90 season,  where he was selected as a reserve player. Smith played only 5 of the 38 games for the Hawks. After the season of 1989–90, Smith was signed by the Houston Rockets, where he spent the next six seasons. In 1990–91 Smith averaged 17.8 points per game while leading the Houston Rockets in assists per game (7.1) and free throw percentage .844. He assisted the Rockets to a 52-30 record, the finest regular season at that time in franchise history. They were brushed away by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Smith finished at 17th place in voting for the Most Valuable Player of NBA Award, just one point ahead of his fellow mate Hakeem Olajuwon.

The Rockets signed-off Smith after the 1995-96 seasons and he was signed with the Detroit Pistons. He played only 9 games with the Pistons before he was surrendered and signed by the Orlando Magic, who released Smith after only after playing 6 games. Smith then collaborated with the Denver Nuggets, where he remained for the rest of the season. Smith played frugally for the Pistons and the Orlando Magic but got the last significant playing time of his career with the Nuggets, a team that won only 21 games that season. while playing just under twenty minutes per game, Smith averaged 7.9 points and 3.1 assists.

In 1998 Smith joined Turner Sports, serving as a studio analyst for last of the NBA regular season and the playoffs. Smith works with big guns like Ernie Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O’Neal on the show Inside the NBA, a winner of the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show. Smith does the commentary for the broadcasts of New York Knicks games, for MSG Network from 2005–08.

Smith has had two marriages. His first wife was Dawn Reavis, with whom he had two children. Currently, he is married to model Gwendolyn Osborne.

What are the most popular appearances of Kenny Smith?

  1.     Inside the NBA (2012)
  2.     Thunderstruck (2012)
  3.     Meet the Smiths (2015)
  4.     The Mysteries of Laura (2015)
  5.     The Odd Couple (2015)
  6.     America’s Greatest Makers (2016)
  7.     Grown-ish (2018)

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