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- What does Kenny do for a living?
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- Where is Kenny now?
- How tall is Kenny?
- How much money does Kenny earn?
- What is Kenny’s net worth?
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Who is Kenny Payne?
Kenneth Victor Payne abbreviated as Kenny Payne is an American college basketball coach and former player who is the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Louisville. Before being hired at Louisville, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the New York Knicks of the NBA (National Basketball Association).
He played college basketball at Louisville and was a member of the 1986 NCAA championship squad. He was thus selected with the 19th pick of the 1989 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
How Old Is Kenny Payne?
He is 56 years old as of December 2022, having been born on November 25, 1966, in Laurel, Mississippi, U.S. Kenny shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Corbyn Besson, PopularMMOs, Pedri, Trey Traylor, Sean Lew, and many more.
Kenny Payne Family
Who are Kenny Payne’s Parents and Siblings?
His secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Kenny Payne Education
He received his high school education at The Jones County School District. After high school, he attended The University of Louisville.
Kenny Payne Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Michelle.
Kenny Payne Kids
He and his wife Michelle have two kids. A daughter by the name of Alexis Payne and a son by the name of Alexander Payne (born on March 23, 2000).
Kenny Payne’s Playing Career
From 1986 to 1989, he played for the University of Louisville, winning a national title as a freshman in a victory over Duke. During his last two years at Louisville as a starter, he averaged 10.7 points and 5 rebounds as a junior, 14.5 points, and 5.7 rebounds as a senior, while shooting 51% from the field, including 43% on 3-pointers. In his last season, Louisville won the Metro Conference tournament and was rated 12th in the final poll and the team made it to the Sweet 16.
From 1989 to 1993 in four NBA seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers, he averaged 3.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. However, in January 1993, he was waived by the team after failing to live up to expectations. Moreover, he played professionally overseas in Italy, Japan, Brazil, the Philippines, Cyprus, China, Argentina, and Australia. Following his NBA time, he played one season in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) in 1993-94, averaging 16.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Tri-City Chinook.
A Coaching Career
From 2004 to 2009, he served as an assistant coach for the University of Oregon. He then went on and served as an assistant coach for the University of Kentucky from 2010 to 2014, and from 2014 to 2020, he was the associate head coach. In 2012, he met with Mississippi State University’s athletic director about its men’s basketball team’s head coach vacancy, though ultimately he was not hired. On August 11, 2020, the New York Knicks hired Kenny as an assistant coach under head coach Tom Thibodeau. Next, he was introduced as the new head men’s basketball coach on March 18, 2022, at the University of Louisville.
Kenny Payne Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 8 inches (2.03m) and a weight of 88kg (194 lbs).
Kenny Payne’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual salary of $3,350,000 and a net worth of $5 million.