Report: Ex-NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson to coach at Miami-area high school
Kenny Anderson has lived quite the basketball life. And now, the former NBA All-Star will have the chance to impart his on-court wisdom to high school athletes in the Miami area.
The Miami Herald is reporting the former first-round pick of the New Jersey Nets -- second overall in 1991 -- will become coach of Carol City, a one-time Miami-Dade County power.
"God works in mysterious ways," Anderson told the paper. "I live about 25 minutes from Carol City, and their athletic director, Harold Barnwell, asked me about coaching again. It's been on my radar for some time. I think coaching the pro game would be awesome, but I think the kids in high school need me more."
Anderson spent 14 years in the NBA after leading Georgia Tech to the 1990 Final Four. He was named No. 49 on the list of the top 75 players to appear in the first 75 years of the NCAA tournament.
He made the NBA All-Star team in 1994.
Anderson's high school coaching resume included being an assistant at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas and a two-year head-coaching stint at Posnack School in Davie before taking a hiatus last year to work on a documentary about his life titled "Mr. Chibbs."
Anderson was one of the best high school players of any generation. He was an absolute phenom at New York City powerhouse Archbishop Molloy.
Carol City finished 3-13 last season and has managed just four state appearances since 2003.
Beyond X's and O's, Anderson said his inspiration for taking the Chiefs job was to help players avoid the pitfalls he experienced.
"Basketball is the easy part," he told the Herald. "At Carol City, I get to teach them about life, build a positive program and get them set up in college and for their careers after basketball."