Kenny Anderson (basketball)

Zalgiris Kaunas Lithuania 2005-2006

Kenneth "Kenny" Anderson ( born October 9, 1970 in Queens, New York ) is a retired American professional basketball player.

High School and College

Anderson was one of the most talented players in New York. So he made as a high school player with 2621 points a state record. This record was broken by Sebastian Telfair 2004. After high school, he played two years for Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. For this, he scored in the second year 25.9 points, 5.6 assists and 3.0 steals per game. He also participated in the Basketball World Championship 1990 and finished with the U.S. in third place.


When NBA Draft 1991 Anderson was selected second by the New Jersey Nets. In his first year he came predominantly from the bench, scoring 7.0 points and 3.2 assists. But already in his second year increased his stats to 16.9 points and 8.2 assists. A year later he improved again and was appointed together with teammate Derrick Coleman in the NBA All- Star Game in 1994. He finished the season with Karrierebestwerten in points ( 18.8 ), assists ( 9.6) and steals ( 1.9 ) from. He was transferred to the Charlotte Hornets, but where he remained only until end of season 1996. Between 1996 and 1998 he played for the Portland Trail Blazers before he was transferred among others for Damon Stoudamire of the Toronto Raptors. Since he refused to play in Canada, the Raptors handed him shortly afterwards, in exchange for Chauncey Billups, to the Boston Celtics on. The Celtics Anderson remained -starting point guard, but could not build on the achievements of Nets times. In 2002 he left the Celtics and played in the coming years for the Seattle SuperSonics, New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers. None of these clubs he remained for more than a year.

During his career Anderson scored 12.6 points, 6.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game.


2005 Anderson moved to Europe and played for the Lithuanian Zalgiris Kaunas first division.


  • NBA All-Star: 1994