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Tami Roman's Ex-Husband & Former NBA Star Kenny Anderson Hospitalized after Suffering a Stroke

Monica Otayza
Feb 28, 2019
07:05 A.M.
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New York basketball legend Kenny Anderson was hospitalized after suffering from a stroke last weekend. He has been released since then, and his family thanks all the well-wishes sent by their supporters at such a tough time.

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The 48-year-old coach suffered from a stroke that needed him to be under observation over the weekend but is recovering at home, according to his wife, Natasha. It was her that caught the signs of her husband's stroke early, which allowed them to get the proper medical care needed to save him.

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“We would like to thank everyone for reaching out on behalf of Kenny. 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.”

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Anderson is the head coach of Fisk University in Nashville, where he was hired in September 2018. His basketball career was a stellar one, starting at the Archbishop Molloy High School, where he was a 6'2" point guard that joined the Parade All-American four times, Parade's player of the year, and New York's Mr. Basketball in 1989. He then went on to win two New York Catholic schools championships, and he scored a state-record 2621 points during his time there.

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He went on to play college basketball at Georgia Tech and led them to the final four in 1990. He was drafted by the Nets, second overall pick, in 1991, and played for a total of nine teams during his 14-year career.

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Kenny was once married to "Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman from 1994 to 2001, Tamiyka Lockhart from 2002 to 2004, and now, Natasha Anderson from 2007 up until today.

His stroke may be a hindrance for him to continue coaching Fisk University, having to rest at home until he is fully recovered. For now, his wife Natasha asks his supporters and colleagues to respect his privacy as he tries to get back in fit shape.

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