Kevin McKenna (basketball)

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Kevin McKenna
Kevin McKenna - U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea - 8 Nov 2013.jpg
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Assistant Head coach
Team Oregon
Biographical details
Born (1959-01-08) January 8, 1959 (age 56)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Playing career
1977–1981 Creighton
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
La Crosse Catbirds (asst.)
Sioux Falls Skyforce
Washington Bullets (scout)
Creighton (asst.)
Creighton (asst.)
Indiana State
Oregon (asst.)
Accomplishments and honors
As Player
1978: MVC Regular Season Championship
1978: MVC Tournament Championship
1981: MVC Tournament Championship
1982: NBA Championship
1990: CBA Championship
As Coach
1990: CBA Championship
2004: NCC Regular Season Championship
2004: NCC Tournament Championship
2005: NCC Regular Season Championship
As Player
1979-80 All-MVC, Creighton MVP
1980-81 All-MVC, Creighton MVP
As Coach
2004: North Central Conf. Coach of the Year
2005: North Central Conf. Coach of the Year
2005: NABC North Central Region Coach of the Year
2010: MVC Coach of the Year

Kevin Robert McKenna (born January 8, 1959) is a retired American basketball player. He is currently an assistant basketball coach at the University of Oregon. Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, McKenna played professionally in the NBA from 1981 to 1988.

McKenna was the 19th pick in the fourth round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

He spent four highly successful years as head coach of NCAA Division II Nebraska-Omaha, where he guided the Mavericks to four consecutive 20-win seasons, two North Central Conference titles and three appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

McKenna was named the NCC Coach of the Year in both 2004 and 2005 as well as North Central Regional Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) in 2005. He finished with an 89-33 mark in his tenure at UNO.

As a high school player, McKenna starred at Palatine High School in Palatine, IL before moving on to Creighton University from 1977–1981. McKenna led the Creighton Bluejays to a Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) regular-season championship, two MVC Tournament titles and a pair of NCAA Tournaments. He was an All-MVC pick and team MVP in each of his final two seasons.

He remains the only person in MVC history to win an MVC regular-season title, an MVC Tournament championship, an NBA championship and a CBA title.

In the summer of 2009, McKenna was selected as the head coach of the Athletes in action AIA college basketball team during a tour of Poland and Germany.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Nebraska-Omaha (North Central Conference) (2001–2005)
2001–02 Nebraska-Omaha 24-9 13-5 NCAA II North Central Regional
2002–03 Nebraska-Omaha 20-10 8-8 None
2003–04 Nebraska Omaha 22-8 10-4 1st NCAA II North Central Regional
2004–05 Nebraska Omaha 23-6 9-3 1st NCAA II North Central Regional
Nebraska-Omaha: 89-33 (.730) 40-20 (.667)
Indiana State (Missouri Valley Conference) (2007–2010)
2007–08 Indiana State 15-16 8-10 T-7th
2008–09 Indiana State 11-21 7-11 9th
2009–10 Indiana State 17-15 9-9 T-5th CBI First Round
Indiana State: 43-52 (.453) 24-30 (.444)
Total: 132-85 (.606)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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