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Kenny Anderson - PG, 6'1, 168
Retired - Retired after 2006 season
       Date of birth: 10/09/1970
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 2nd pick, 1991
     Out of: Georgia Tech
  NBA Experience: 14 years
  Hand: Left

From blog:


   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys
2011-04-19

Kenny Anderson - Since the last update, Kenny Anderson has graduated with a degree in organisational leadership, and works as a personal trainer.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
2013-03-19

Kenny Anderson - Since the last update, Anderson's most newsworthy moment was a car wreck. In December 2011, his Cadillac was found wrapped around two roadside trees, but Anderson was nowhere to be seen. Uninjured, Anderson had left the scene and returned to his home. He later returned to the scene, clearly (and admitting to being) under the influence of alcohol, and was arrested for DUI. However, Anderson was ultimately acquitted, as it could not be proven that he was the one to drunkenly wreck. Anderson has since had more driving issues, and posted this potentially awkward if kind of amusing tweet about a trip to Hooters. He now coaches high school basketball at Posnack Jewish Day School in Florida, and is writing a book.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 3
2009-12-30

- Kenny Anderson

Anderson has not played since the 2005-06 season. His NBA career ended the year before, when he split the 2004/05 season between the Hawks and the Clippers, and after being waived by L.A. in March 2005, a 10 month wait ensued. Anderson then joined legendary Lithuanian team Zalgiris Kaunas for the rest of the season. It was the first and only non-NBA gig of his professional career. Chibbs averaged 2.4 points and 1.6 assists in the Euroleague alongside 5.9 points and 2.8 assists in the Lithuanian league, and then that was the end of his playing career.

In between those last two playing gigs, he was declared bankrupt.

The last time we checked in on Anderson, he had been named the head coach of the CBA's Atlanta Krunk. It was all supposed to be brilliant; for the 2007-08 season, the team hired Anderson as head coach, hired Kenny Smith's brother Vincent as the general manager, signed Grayson Boucher (And-1's "The Professor") and minor league superhero Zach Marbury (Stephon's brother) as a backcourt, announced Freedom Williams of C&C Music Factory fame as the majority owner, brought on Stephon's clothing company to be the team's uniform designers, and started shooting a reality TV show about the team. It was all supposed to be awesome. And then it wasn't. In their only CBA season, the Krunk went 9-41, a loss total which included 9 forfeits. Players were not being paid - at one point, the team was down to as few as five players as everyone kept bailing on them due to the lack of salaries. Their home arena was deemed unsuitable, so they had to play all their games down the stretch of the season on the road, and they also had no uniforms. To say it went a bit tits up sells it a bit short. I'm surprised they saw through the season.

The team was resold to new owners, moved to the PBL for the 2008-09 season, and changed its name and location to the Augusta Groove. They played one more average season, finishing 10-10, but had more financial troubles and folded. Anderson was there only for year one.

After it all went south, Anderson joined a clinic run by the NBA for retired players looking to begin coaching careers. At some point, he was also the coach of a SlamBall team. He is currently studying (not coaching) at St. Thomas's University in Miami, and is hireable for both speaking engagements and running workouts.

Anderson is also a very active Twitterer. Follow him here.

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