Kenny Anderson, a celebrated stage guard from Queens who had a 14-year N.B.A. occupation, was hospitalized over the weekend after struggling a stroke.
Lina Catalfamo Plath, a family spokeswoman, talked about via e-mail that Anderson was recovering. Plath moreover launched a assertion from Anderson’s partner, Natasha.
“We would like to thank everyone for reaching out on behalf of Kenny,” Natasha Anderson talked about in the assertion. “Our family is extremely grateful for all the prayers and love that we have received over the last few days. We appreciate you continuing to respect our privacy as Kenny heals.”
Anderson, 48, simply currently concluded his first season as the males’s basketball coach at Fisk University, a historically black school in Nashville that performs at the N.A.I.A. stage.
As a highschool participant at Archbishop Molloy, a powerhouse program in Queens, Anderson was actually one in all the most prolific and high-profile players in the metropolis’s rich basketball historic previous. A McDonald’s All-American, Anderson set what was then a state scoring file with 2,621 components sooner than enrolling at Georgia Tech, the place he helped the crew attain the Final Four in 1990.
After Anderson spent two seasons at Georgia Tech, the New Jersey Nets made him the second whole resolve in the 1991 N.B.A. draft — Larry Johnson went first to the Charlotte Hornets — and Anderson beloved a productive occupation that not at all pretty lived as a lot as the hype that had adopted him since he was a teenager. He averaged 12.6 components and 6.1 assists a sport whereas collaborating in for 9 teams, along with the Boston Celtics and the Portland Trail Blazers, and was an All-Star selection for the Nets in 1994.
A 2017 documentary on Anderson known as “Mr. Chibbs” detailed plenty of his personal struggles, along with chapter and despair. In 2014, he traveled to North Korea as a member of the crew that Dennis Rodman, the former Chicago Bulls forward, cobbled collectively at the invitation of Kim Jong-un, the nation’s chief.
“My mistakes weren’t really mistakes,” Anderson talked about in an interview with The New York Times in 2011. “It was being young and living and learning. Yes, I spent a lot of money; I went through a lot of money. I had some failed marriages — if you want to criticize me for that. You can’t cry about your mishaps. I count my blessings, I don’t count my mishaps.”