Kenneth "The Jet" Smith is an American sports commentator and former professional basketball player 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. He won two NBA championships with Houston. Smith played college basketball with the North Carolina Tar Heels, earning consensus first-team All-American honors as a senior in 1987. He was selected by Sacramento in the first round of the 1987 NBA draft with the sixth overall pick, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team with the Kings. After retiring from playing, Smith became a basketball commentator for the Emmy Award winning Inside the NBA on TNT. He also works as an analyst for CBS/Turner during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
|Born:||March 08, 1965, Queens, New York|
|Listed height:||6 ft 3 in|
|Listed weight:||170 lb|
|High school:||Archbishop Molloy, (Queens, New York)|
|College:||North Carolina (1983–1987)|
|NBA draft:||1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6, Sacramento Kings|
|Twitter:||Kenny Smith's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Kenny Smith's IMDb|
About Kenny Smith
Point guard known as "The Jet," who won back-to-back NBA titles with the Houston Rockets in the mid-1990s. He later became an analyst for TNT's Inside the NBA after retirement.
Played his college ball under legendary coach Dean Smith at North Carolina.
In his first year in the NBA, he was selected to the NBA's all-rookie team.
He married the Price Is Right model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith in 2006. They have a son named Malloy and daughters named London and Kayla.
He and Charles Barkley became the lead commentators on TNT's Inside the NBA segment.
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- Orlando Magic players
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- Sacramento Kings players
- Denver Nuggets players
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- Atlanta Hawks players
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- College basketball announcers in the United States