Kevin McKenna (basketball)

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Kevin McKenna
Kevin McKenna - U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea - 8 Nov 2013.jpg
Oregon Ducks
Position Assistant head coach
League Pac-12 Conference
Personal information
Born (1959-01-08) January 8, 1959 (age 59)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Palatine Township (Palatine, Illinois)
College Creighton (1977–1981)
NBA draft 1981 / Round: 4 / Pick: 88th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1981–1990
Position Shooting guard
Number 30, 21, 33, 3, 12
Coaching career 1989–present
Career history
As player:
1981–1982 Los Angeles Lakers
1982–1983 Las Vegas/Albuquerque Silvers
1983–1984 Indiana Pacers
1984–1985 New Jersey Nets
1985–1986 Kansas City Sizzlers
1986 Washington Bullets
19861988 New Jersey Nets
1989–1990 La Crosse Catbirds
As coach:
1989–1990 La Crosse Catbirds (asst.)
1990–1993 Sioux Falls Skyforce
1993–1994 Washington Bullets (scout)
1994–2001 Creighton (asst.)
2001–2005 Nebraska–Omaha
2005–2007 Creighton (asst.)
2007–2010 Indiana State
2010–present Oregon (asst.)
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As head coach:

  • NCC regular season championship (2004, 2005)
  • NCC Tournament championship (2004)
  • NCC Coach of the Year (2004, 2005)

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, 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[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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