Kenny Smith will serve as a studio analyst for Turner and CBS' NCAA Division I Men's Championship coverage.
Smith is in his 15th full season as an NBA studio analyst for TNT's Emmy® award-winning Inside the NBA, working alongside host Ernie Johnson and analyst Charles Barkley. Inside the NBA follows TNT's exclusive Thursday night doubleheader NBA coverage. Smith will also make regular appearances on NBA TV during the 2010-11 NBA season.
In 2005, Smith worked with the NBA and TNT to organize and host the NBA Players Hurricane Relief Game in order to provide assistance to evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. The effort raised more than $1 million in cash, goods and services for victims of the natural disaster.
During the 2002-03 NBA season, Smith joined Johnson and Barkley on TNT's weekly Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith.
Smith served as a basketball analyst for the 2001 Goodwill Games.
Smith won NBA Championships with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995.
He played nine seasons in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings (1987-90), Atlanta Hawks (1990), Houston Rockets (1990-96), Detroit Pistons (1996), Orlando Magic (1996-97) and Denver Nuggets (1997).
Smith scored a career-high 41 points against the Los Angeles Lakers while playing with Houston on December 26, 1993.
Smith is among Houston's all-time leaders in three-point field goal percentage at .407, along with having the best field goal percentage of NBA guards in 1992-93.
After averaging 13.8 points and 7.1 assists per game with the Sacramento Kings, Smith was named a member of the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1988.
Smith played basketball at the University of North Carolina under head basketball coach Dean Smith. Smith was named a first team NCAA Men's Basketball Consensus All-American in 1987.
In 2000, Smith was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.
Smith graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1987 with a degree in industrial relations.
Smith holds North Carolina's assist record with 768, including 86 assists in NCCA Tournament play.