Posted: 1:01 pm Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
By Jeff Greer
New York City hoops legend Kenny Anderson is joining the high school coaching ranks in Broward County.
Anderson, 40, surprised Davie’s Posnack Day School with his interest in the head basketball coaching position, telling the school he wanted to give back to the community and “reach different clientele.” As if Posnack AD Mitch Evron needed any convincing, it was a slam-dunk hire for a program that has never made the regional playoffs.
“We’re tickled pink,” Evron said. “We’re ecstatic about getting a name like that in here to jump-start our basketball program. We’re all going to learn from him. He’s doing it for the right reasons. Whoever is advising him said to start small, and we’re certainly happy he started small with us.”
Anderson most recently coached the Continental Basketball Association’s Atlanta Krunk, in 2007. He last played in Lithuania in 2006. After settling in the area, Anderson completed his bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership at St. Thomas. He studied three years at Georgia Tech before leaving school early for a 14-year NBA career. The point guard was profiled in the New York Times in 2010 in a story that documented his financial problems and his attempts to turn his life around.
He was a McDonald’s All-American in high school, an All-American in college and an All-Star in the NBA. He played for nine teams in his NBA career, averaging 12.6 points and 6.1 assists a game.