Kenny Anderson New Head Coach Of Atlanta Krunk
ALBANY, NY (June 19, 2007) - The Continental Basketball Association in association with the Atlanta Krunk today announced the hiring of Kenny Anderson as their new head coach for the 2007-08 season. Per CBA rules, terms of his contract are confidential.
Anderson, who enjoyed a brilliant record setting prep school career at basketball powerhouse Archbishop Molloy in Queens, NY, then went on to star at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta. After averaging 26 points per game as a sophomore, Anderson declared for the NBA draft, and was selected as the second overall pick by the New Jersey Nets in the 1991 NBA draft. Anderson spent 14 seasons with nine franchises.
"My partner, Freedom Williams knew Kenny from back in the day, so when I heard Kenny on the Two Live Stews sports talk radio show expressing his desire to get into coaching; I thought he'd be perfect for our organization. I immediately got on the phone with Freedom who initiated contacting Kenny", said team President and acting GM, Gold Record producing Spyder D Hughes, a pioneering Hip-Hop producer/artist.
Grammy and multiple American Music Award winner, and former C&C Music Factory lead vocalist Freedom Williams, who is the Krunk franchise majority owner says, "Kenny Anderson is a true basketball authority. His love of the game and practice ethics are legendary. He has already made incredible choices for assistant coaches, and his off the court acumen, in my estimation is second to none. We are very excited about Kenny's inclusion into our basketball universe. The Atlanta community is receiving home one of its prodigal sons and we are expecting a fantastic basketball season. It will be a time of great sport and entertainment for all."
An elated Kenny Anderson stated, "I am very excited about being a part of the CBA organization. Becoming a coach after playing in the NBA has been a goal of mine that I dreamed about fulfilling for many years. Being the Head Coach for the CBA's first team in Atlanta the Atlanta Krunk, is a great opportunity. Many great coaches started their career with the CBA, such as, Phil Jackson, George Karl, and Flip Sanders. I feel that coming back to the city where I was a college star at Georgia Tech to coach, is a blessing. Not only am I coming back to the city, I am also bringing on board as assistant coach, my mentor and close friend Vincent Smith. Vincent Smith, taught me my work ethic, and has many years of experience. Also, on my staff I am bringing on Lamont Moreno, as Trainer/Assistant, who has many years of experience and much knowledge of the game. I look forward to the challenge that lies ahead. I will work hard and will be fully committed to the CBA's Atlanta Krunk being a success."
"Kenny was an unbelievable talent as a player and I am excited to see how well he does as a head coach," said CBA Vice President of Basketball Operations Dennis Truax. "His work ethic and knowledge of the game is legendary. This will help him as he makes the transition from player to coach. The Krunk have made a great selection in Kenny."
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