Kenny Natt

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Kenny Natt
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Natt in 2006 as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Personal information
Born (1958-10-05) October 5, 1958 (age 56)
Monroe, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Bastrop (Bastrop, Louisiana)
College Louisiana–Monroe (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career 1980–1989
Position Shooting guard
Number 3, 18, 2
Career history
As player:
1980 Indiana Pacers
1981–1982 Alberta Dusters (CBA)
1983 Utah Jazz
1983–1984 Albuquerque Silvers (CBA)
1984 Lancaster Lightning (CBA)
1984 Utah Jazz
1984 Kansas City Kings
1985–1987 Albany Patroons (CBA)
1987–1988 Wyoming Wildcatters (CBA)
1988 Fresno Flames (WBL)
1988–1989 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
1989 Youngstown Pride (WBL)
As coach:
19952004 Utah Jazz (assistant)
20042007 Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)
2008–2009 Sacramento Kings
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Kenneth Wayne "Kenny" Natt (born October 5, 1958) is a former American professional basketball player and ex-interim head coach for the NBA's Sacramento Kings.[1] He was a 6'3" 185 lb (84 kg) guard and played collegiately at Northeast Louisiana University (now the University of Louisiana-Monroe) and had a three-year NBA playing career. After serving as an assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2004 to 2007,[2] Natt was named to the coaching staff of newly appointed Kings head coach and former Kansas City Kings teammate Reggie Theus in 2007.[3] He was subsequently named interim head coach on the firing of Theus, but he himself was fired on April 24, 2009, after the Kings finished with an NBA season-low 17 wins.[4]

Natt was selected with the 7th pick of the second round (30th overall) in the 1980 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers.[2][5] He played for three different teams until the 1984–85 season.

Outside of his NBA career, he played for seven[6] total teams in the CBA and the WBL.[2]

Natt was an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz under Jerry Sloan for nine years until joining the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching staff in 2004.[7] He has also coached in the CBA and the Canadian NBL with the Cape Breton Breakers, and worked as an assistant coach at Youngstown State University and as a player scout for the Jazz and for the WBL.[2] In 2011, he became the head coach of the India national basketball team.[8]

In 2003, Kenny Natt was inducted into the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) Hall of Fame.[2] He is the younger brother of former NBA All-Star Calvin Natt.[6]


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