Kevin McKenna (basketball)
|Position||Assistant head coach|
January 8, 1959 |
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Palatine Township (Palatine, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1981 / Round: 4 / Pick: 88th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Number||30, 21, 33, 3, 12|
|1981–1982||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1982–1983||Las Vegas/Albuquerque Silvers|
|1984–1985||New Jersey Nets|
|1985–1986||Kansas City Sizzlers|
|1986–1988||New Jersey Nets|
|1989–1990||La Crosse Catbirds|
|1989–1990||La Crosse Catbirds (asst.)|
|1990–1993||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|1993–1994||Washington Bullets (scout)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
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.
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, Illinois 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
|Nebraska-Omaha (North Central Conference) (2001–2005)|
|2001–02||Nebraska-Omaha||24-9||13-5||NCAA II North Central Regional|
|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)|
|2009–10||Indiana State||17-15||9-9||T-5th||CBI First Round|
|Indiana State:||43-52 (.453)||24-30 (.444)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- NBA stats @ basketballreference.com