The Dad of Spinderella and Tami Roman’s Kids Used to Be an NBA Star but Now Has a Very Normal Job

Monica Otayza
Apr 26, 2019
06:07 P.M.
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Kenny Anderson was a successful NBA star, but after his stint in the league, he now lives a normal life with his family. While he has long-retired from the world of professional basketball, he still chose to have a job that remains close to his heart. 


Kenny Anderson is now the men's basketball coach of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, a far cry from the life that he used to live. Prior to his current job, he was a four-time New York City Player of the Year at his own Archbishop Molloy High School, ACC Rookie of the Year in 1990, and a part of the "Lethal Weapon 3," which eventually led Georgia Tech to a Final Four stint. His career did not end there, and he became a 14-year NBA veteran. 


While he had his fair share of success in the basketball world, this same Kenny Anderson suffered years of sexual abuse during his childhood, and dealt with a mother that was consumed with drug and alcohol addiction.

Life after the NBA

In the end, he lost most of his NBA fortune and declared bankruptcy in 2005. As for his personal life, he is currently married to Natasha Anderson, but fathered seven children with five women. After life in the NBA, he was hired as a high school coach in Florida, but was fired after a 2013 DUI arrest. 


Another roadblock to success

While Kenny has been trying his best to move on from all the trouble that's happened in his life, Kenny was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke in February 2019. 

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. 

Natasha released a statement thanking their supporters for all the prayers and kind words, saying:

“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.”