HoopsHype Kenny Anderson rumors

May 2, 2013 Updates

Kenny Anderson’s stint as Davie-Posnack Day’s boys basketball coach was memorable for all the wrong reasons. The former NBA All-Star point guard, 42, was arrested over the weekend for drunken driving, according to Broward police records. Palm Beach Post

On Wednesday, current Posnack AD Danny Herz said Anderson was done at the school. “Coach Kenny Anderson has completed performance under his contract for the 2012-2013 school year and will not be returning for the 2013- 2014 school year,” Herz wrote in an email to the Post. Palm Beach Post

April 30, 2013 Updates

Former NBA player Kenny Anderson was arrested for DUI in Pembroke Pines on Saturday, according to Broward jail booking records. Anderson, 42, was pulled over for failing to signal a lane change. He failed a roadside sobriety test and his blood alcohol level registered a .194, more than double the legal limit of .08, according to police. Orlando Sentinel

September 3, 2012 Updates
April 24, 2012 Updates

In the early ’90s, the Nets looked like a team on the rise, with a young core of Kenny Anderson, Drazen Petrovic and Derrick Coleman. Led by future Hall of Fame coach Chuck Daly, the Nets were 43-39 and pushed the 54-win Cavaliers to a decisive fifth game in the first round of the 1993 Eastern Conference playoffs. But everything changed on June 7, 1993, the day Petrovic died in a car crash in Europe. “When we had Drazen die,” Anderson said last night, “that turned the organization back a few years . . . more than that.” New York Post

December 13, 2011 Updates

Retired NBA point guard Kenny Anderson was charged with leaving the scene of an accident Sunday after Miramar police say his Cadillac Escalade failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into two trees along a swale. No one was injured in the incident and Anderson, 41, was charged with the misdemeanor offense after the crash that happened in the early evening, according to Miramar police. West Palm Beach News

October 17, 2011 Updates

What was always intriguing about Anderson was that even early on, he saw basketball as a job. In one of our first conversations, he said he was clear about why he was doing what he was doing. “I took my high school career as a job,” Anderson said when we spoke in 1988 as he was beginning his senior year of high school. “I knew I had to be here every day practicing. I couldn’t miss a practice because I’m saving my mother money.” He said he knew “that if I didn’t get a scholarship, I wasn’t going to college.” Last week, Anderson said that as he reflected on his life in basketball he realized that he was on a mission but had no agenda. “I didn’t have a plan, really,” he said. “My plan was to take care of my mother, and I did that for 19 years. All I wanted to do was get her out of the struggle.” New York Times

The job at the Jewish school came about last summer when a friend who also attended Georgia Tech and had a child enrolled at Posnack asked Anderson on Twitter if he was interested in coaching. Anderson, who lives nearby, said he was. The friend arranged a meeting with Anderson and the school’s athletic director, Mitch Evron, and its new headmaster, Richard Cuenca. “He was very eager, down to earth, very easy to talk to,” Evron said in a phone interview. “You could see the passion in his eyes as he walked down the hallway and connected with kids.” The school has 500 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and tuition is $15,000 to $16,000 annually. Last year, Posnack recorded the highest grade-point average for all athletes in the state. The school has had success in tennis and swimming and has won four all-sports championships since 2005. New York Times

How long will this unlikely marriage between Anderson and Posnack last? “We’re going to do everything we can to support him as long as we can, but we we’re going into this with both eyes open,” Cuenca said. “We understand that the time our kids have with him is measured.” Anderson said he had no firm plan. “I’m taking it one year at a time, one month at a time,” he said. “What I really want is to be happy going to work. “If I can impact somebody’s life, if he can say, ‘I learned something from Coach Anderson; he was a great coach and mentor,’ that’ll be great for me.” New York Times

October 5, 2011 Updates

Anderson is taking his knowledge and experiences to South Florida and coaching the David Posnack Jewish Day School high school basketball team. Anderson, 40, is excited to teach kids about basketball and life, and admits he’s gone through needed changes in his. "If you do not change your ways after 15, 20 years, I think you’ve really got problems," Anderson said. "If you keep doing the same things you did when you were 20, 25 years old, I think you’ve got some problems." Anderson said he has no problems; he’s "fine" and "comfortable." He does seem to be in a good place personally and professionally. Bergen Record

August 31, 2011 Updates

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. Palm Beach Post

August 29, 2011 Updates

Anderson, who retired in 2005, declined an interview request for this story. Ewing — as a member of the Orlando Magic coaching staff — is forbidden to speak on labor issues, under the threat of heavy fines from the commissioner’s office. Speaking on behalf of his former clients, Falk said: “I’m sure they do regret it, particularly Kenny. I’m sure Kenny regrets having said what he said.” But, Falk added, “I think anyone who is going to evaluate the lockout based on what happened 10 years ago is looking in the wrong direction.” New York Times

July 8, 2011 Updates

In a Nets locker room filled with zany personalities, he was the voice of reason. When Rick Mahorn and Jayson Williams would take turns teasing Armen for his wardrobe or his Gumby haircut, Gilliam would smile and ignore them. When Derrick Coleman uttered his now infamous "Well whoop-dee-damn-do" line after Kenny Anderson blew off practice and headed for a strip club, Armen would roll his eyes at his young, immature teammates. New York Daily News

April 25, 2011 Updates
August 26, 2010 Updates

But it is so much easier to follow than lead - especially when the women and money are easy, too. Besides, youth is wasted on the young, and perspective and wisdom usually comes with age and your own mistakes, not the mistakes of others. The temptation around athletes is breathtaking and omnipresent. Combine fun and youth and money with beautiful women eager to be near it in a hip-hop culture that glorifies sexy excess. Throw in some gold-diggers, like the ex-wife of former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson, who drives around with a license plate that reads "HISCASH." (Anderson declined to discuss that part of his past, saying little beyond that his mother begged him not to get married.) It isn't hard for an irresponsible athlete to sink in that world. Miami Herald

August 24, 2010 Updates
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