College - Northeast Louisiana
In the beginning of his second season as an assistant coach for the Kings, Kenny Natt was promoted to Head Coach. He had spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers, helping the Cavaliers reach the 2007 NBA Finals.
Natt, who played for the Kansas City Kings during the 1984-85 season, is reunited with then-teammate and current Sacramento Kings Head Coach Reggie Theus.
Natt has spent the last 28 years working in all facets of professional basketball as a player, administrator and coach. Before joining the Cavaliers’ staff, he worked nine seasons under Jerry Sloan with the Utah Jazz. While with Utah, the Jazz made two NBA Finals appearances and the playoffs in eight of his nine seasons there.
Prior to being on the Jazz coaching staff, Natt spent two seasons as a scout for Utah and as an assistant coach at Youngstown State. He also has held positions as an assistant coach/player personnel director for the CBA’s Columbus Horizon, a head coach for the Cape Breton Breakers (Nova Scotia) in the Canadian-based National Basketball League and as player personnel director and scout for the World Basketball League.
Drafted out of Northeast Louisiana University (now Louisiana-Monroe) as the 30th selection by the Indiana Pacers in the 1980 NBA Draft, Natt spent three seasons in the NBA playing for Indiana, Utah and Kansas City. During his career, he also played for six CBA teams and two World Basketball League organizations.
Natt was inducted into the Northeast Louisiana State University Hall of Fame in 2003. He earned All-Trans America Conference honors after averaging 20.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in his senior season. A four-year letterman, Natt graduated with a degree in business administration. He is the younger brother of Calvin Natt, who played 11 seasons in the NBA. Natt and his wife, Jolene, have two daughters, Ki’Essence and Yazmine.