Posted: 6:16 pm Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Ex-NBA star Kenny Anderson loses high school coaching job after DUI 

By Matt Porter

Kenny Anderson’s stint as Davie-Posnack Day’s boys basketball coach was memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Anderson (BSO)

Anderson (BSO)

The former NBA All-Star point guard, 42, was arrested over the weekend for drunken driving, according to Broward police records.

After Anderson was named coach of the tiny Jewish school in 2011, the school’s then-athletic director said he was “tickled pink” over the hire. But three months after the hire, Anderson was arrested in Miramar for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, according to police records. After detaining him, police detected “a strong odor of alcohol” on his breath, but did not charge him with driving under the influence.

Early Saturday, he was arrested on DUI charges in Pembroke Pines after police observed him swerving in his car. He paid a $500 bond.

On Wednesday, current Posnack AD Danny Herz said Anderson was done at the school. “Coach Kenny Anderson has completed performance under his contract for the 2012-2013 school year and will not be returning for the 2013-2014 school year,” Herz wrote in an email to the Post.

Anderson coached the Rams to a 1-13 record last season. In March, the New York Daily News wrote a profile of him, which recounted his fall from New York City hoops legend and NBA stardom to deep financial troubles. He said in the piece he wasn’t sure where he wanted to take the coaching thing; whether he wanted to coach in college, or high school was it for him.

“I just want to be rewarded in my heart, no matter what level I’m at,” he said.

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