Former NBA star Kenny Anderson tours youth center, talks to youngsters


kenny-andersonFormer NBA player Kenny Anderson, along with Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado toured the Overtown Youth Center together, Sacramento Bee reported.

Anderson met young people from Respect for Life Educational Services program at the youth center.

Prior to the visit, Regalado said in a statement that he’s grateful that Anderson will be sharing “his inspirational story” with the youth at the center.

Anderson graduated in 2010 from St. Thomas University in Miami, with a degree in organizational leadership, after having completed online courses.

Anderson spent the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons serving as the head basketball coach at Davie (Fla.) David Posnack Jewish Day School, after being hired in September 2011.

Anderson struggled to turn around the school’s fortunes, with Posnack finishing the most recent season with a woeful, 1-14 record.

Anderson was fired from his post he was arrested not once but twice for driving incidents in which it is alleged that he was inebriated. In December 2011, the coach crashed his car into two trees, but was eventually not charged with DUI because he fled the scene (fittingly, he was charged with fleeing the scene). No one was injured in either incident.

In September 2008, Anderson was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame along with NBA stars Sam Perkins and Rod Strickland, coach Pete Gillen and pioneers Lou Bender and Eddie Younger.

Anderson spent 14 years in the NBA, appearing in 858 games (693 started), averaging 12.6 ppg, 6.1 apg in 30.1 minutes of playing time.

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