Kenneth (Kenny) "The Jet" Smith (born March 8, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. He currently works as a TV basketball analyst, primarily for Inside the NBA on TNT.
Early life 
Smith was born in Queens, New York, and attended Archbishop Molloy High School, where he played for coach Jack Curran. He then played basketball at the University of North Carolina for Dean Smith.
Smith was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the sixth pick of the 1987 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997 as a member of the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets. In his professional career, Smith scored 9,397 points and recorded 4,073 assists. He won two NBA championships with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995. In the first game of the 1995 Finals against the Orlando Magic, Smith made seven three-pointers, including a game-tying shot which sent the game into overtime. The Rockets won the game 120–118.
Smith joined Turner Sports in 1998. He has teamed with Ernie Johnson, Jr. and Charles Barkley on Inside the NBA, a winner of the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show. He occasionally appears on NBA TV as an analyst. He also served a stint as an analyst for the MSG Network's broadcasts of New York Knicks games from 2005-08, and has worked as an analyst for CBS/Turner during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
Smith married model Gwendolyn Osborne on September 8, 2006. His wife is a model on The Price Is Right.
- ^ Kenny Smith. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on January 28, 2010.
- ^ The 60 Greatest Playoff Moments: Honorable Mention. nba.com. Retrieved on January 28, 2010.
- ^ Kenny Smith. NBA on TNT. Retrieved on January 28, 2010.
- ^ Reid Cherner. "Chemistry, characters carry NBA show above pack". USA Today. April 8, 2007. Retrieved on January 29, 2010.
- ^ Gwendolyn Osborne, a Barker beauty on the Price is Right, wed former NBA Star Kenny "the Jet" Smith, PRWeb, September 8, 2006, accessed March 28, 2010.
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