Kenny Smith Inducted in 2000

Player Inducted in 2000
Kenny Smith Kenny Smith, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2000
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Kenneth Smith, nicknamed "The Jet", was born in Brooklyn, but grew up in Queens. Smith attended Archbishop Molloy High School, where he was coached by Jack Curran. Smith was named a McDonald's All-American in 1983, and then played basketball at the University of North Carolina for Dean Smith.

He was drafted in the 1st round, 6th overall pick selected by the Sacramento Kings. Smith played for the Sacramento Kings(1987-1990), the Atlanta Hawks (1990), Houston Rockets (1990-1996), Detriot Pistons (1996), Orlando Magic (1996-1997), and the Denver Nuggets (1997). Career highlights 2× NBA champion (1994, 1995), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1988), Consensus first-team All-American (1987), First-team All-ACC (1987). 2× Second-team All-ACC (1985, 1986), and No. 30 honored by North Carolina Tar Heels.

Smith is now a basketball commentator on TNT, and an analyst for CBS/Turner during the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament.