CelticsPod: Kenny Anderson interview

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The former Celtic talks about New York hoops, the modern NBA, and if he could still play.

In a special guest interview, 14-year NBA veteran Kenny Anderson, who played for the Boston Celtics between 1998 and 2002, joined CelticsPod.

Discussing topics ranging from growing up and playing on the streets of New York to his time in Boston to if he could still cut it in today’s NBA, Kenny gives you his insights into a range of basketball related topics.

“I feel that I could still average between 6 and 10 points per game today,” Anderson said. “I would like to play a month with each team (Boston, Brooklyn, and Portland) and try to play 10 minutes a night.”

In his time with the Celtics, Anderson averaged 11.3 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game. Throughout his NBA career, Anderson played for the New Jersey Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Supersonics, New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, and Los Angeles Clippers.

Drafted 2nd in the 1991 NBA draft, Anderson notched 858 games throughout his career, being named to the 1994 NBA All-Star Team and playing in 5 postseasons. Kenny is now the head coach of Fisk University, something which he takes great pride in. During the interview, Kenny explains his reasoning for choosing to coach at the NAIA level rather than in the NBA.

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