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Kenneth Wayne Natt (born October 5, 1958) is a former American professional basketball player and ex-interim head coach for the National Basketball Association's Sacramento Kings.[1] He was a 6'3" 185 lb (84 kg) guard and played collegiately at Northeast Louisiana University (now the University of Louisiana-Monroe) and had a three-year NBA playing career. After serving as an assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2004 to 2007,[2] Natt was named to the coaching staff of newly appointed Kings head coach and former Kansas City Kings teammate Reggie Theus in 2007.[3] He was subsequently named interim head coach on the firing of Theus, but he himself was fired on April 24, 2009, after the Kings finished with an NBA season-low 17 wins.[4]

Kenny Natt
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Natt in 2006 as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
New Orleans Pelicans
PositionCoaching consultant
Personal information
Born (1958-10-05) October 5, 1958 (age 60)
Monroe, Louisiana
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolBastrop (Bastrop, Louisiana)
CollegeLouisiana–Monroe (1976–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career1980–1989
PositionShooting guard
Number3, 18, 2
Coaching career1994–present
Career history
As player:
1980Indiana Pacers
1981–1982Alberta Dusters
1983Utah Jazz
1983–1984Las Vegas/Albuquerque Silvers
1984Lancaster Lightning
1984Utah Jazz
1984Kansas City Kings
1985–1987Albany Patroons
1987–1988Wyoming Wildcatters
1988Fresno Flames
1988–1989Rockford Lightning
1989Youngstown Pride
As coach:
1994–1995Youngstown State (assistant)
19962004Utah Jazz (assistant)
20042007Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)
20072008Sacramento Kings (assistant)
2008–2009Sacramento Kings (interim)
Stats at


Professional playing careerEdit

Natt was selected with the 7th pick of the second round (30th overall) in the 1980 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers.[2][5] He played for three different teams until the 1984–85 season.

Outside of his NBA career, he played for seven[6] total teams in the CBA and the WBL.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Natt began his coaching career in 1994 as an assistant coach at Youngstown State University. Natt then worked as a scout for the Utah Jazz for one season under Jerry Sloan before being an assistant on Sloan's staff from 1996 to 2004.[7] After that, Natt joined the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching staff in 2004.[8] He has also coached in the CBA and the Canadian NBL with the Cape Breton Breakers, and worked as an assistant coach at Youngstown State University and as a player scout for the Jazz and for the WBL.[2] In 2011, he became the head coach of the India national basketball team.[9] Since 2012, Natt has been director of basketball at the IMG Academy.[7]

In 2003, Kenny Natt was inducted into the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) Hall of Fame.[2] He is the younger brother of former NBA All-Star Calvin Natt.[6]

Head coaching recordEdit

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Sacramento 2008–09 58 11 47 .190 5th in Pacific
Career 58 11 47 .190


  1. ^ Theus becomes 6th NBA coach fired this season, updated December 15, 2008
  2. ^ a b c d e Kenny Natt coach profile
  3. ^ Kings hire Kenny Natt as assistant coach, updated July 7, 2007
  4. ^ Kings fire interim coach Natt, four assistant coaches Archived 2009-04-26 at the Wayback Machine, updated April 24, 2009
  5. ^ "Pacers Media Guide: NBA Years 1976-Present" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-05-08. (653 KiB); retrieved April 13, 2007
  6. ^ a b An exciting time for Natt[permanent dead link] By MARQ MITCHAM June 5, 2007
  7. ^ a b
  8. ^ "Kenny Natt". NBA. 2007. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  9. ^ I'm here to create a superstar, says India's NBA coach Kenny Natt

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