Kenny Natt

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Kenny Natt
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Natt in 2006 as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
New Orleans Pelicans
Position Coaching consultant
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1958-10-05) October 5, 1958 (age 59)
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 Northeast Louisiana (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career 1980–1989
Position Shooting guard
Number 3, 18, 2
Coaching career 1994–present
Career history
As player:
1980 Indiana Pacers
1981–1982 Alberta Dusters
1983 Utah Jazz
1983–1984 Las Vegas/Albuquerque Silvers
1984 Lancaster Lightning
1984 Utah Jazz
1984 Kansas City Kings
1985–1987 Albany Patroons
1987–1988 Wyoming Wildcatters
1988 Fresno Flames
1988–1989 Rockford Lightning
1989 Youngstown Pride
As coach:
1994–1995 Youngstown State (assistant)
19962004 Utah Jazz (assistant)
20042007 Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)
20072008 Sacramento Kings (assistant)
2008–2009 Sacramento Kings (interim)
2011–2012 India
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kenneth Wayne "Kenny" Natt (born October 5, 1958) is a former American professional basketball player and ex-interim head coach for the National Basketball Association'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]

Professional playing career[edit]

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]

Coaching career[edit]

Natt began his coaching career in 1994 as an assistant coach at Youngstown State University. Natt then worked as a scout for the Utah Jazz for one season under Jerry Sloan before being an assistant on Sloan's staff from 1996 to 2004.[7] After that, Natt joined the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching staff in 2004.[8] 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.[9] Since 2012, Natt has been director of basketball at the IMG Academy.[7]

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]

Head coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Sacramento 2008–09 58 11 47 .190 5th in Pacific
Career 58 11 47 .190

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