Kenny Gattison


Kenny Gattison joined the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) in 2016 following an extensive NBA career as a coach and player.

A 13-year veteran of the NBA coaching ranks, Gattison most recently served as an assistant coach with
the Phoenix Suns (2013-15), which followed stints with the Atlanta Hawks (2010-12), New Orleans Hornets (2003-09), and New
Jersey Nets (1996-99), as well as at his alma mater, Old Dominion University (2001-03). He was also selected as an assistant coach during the 2009 USA Basketball Summer Camp workouts in Las Vegas.

Gattison was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 55th overall selection in the 1986 NBA Draft. Gattison's nine-year NBA playing career with the Phoenix Suns (1986-89), Charlotte Hornets (1989-95), and Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-96) saw him average 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 494 contests (130 starts).

The Wilmington, N.C. native was inducted into the Old Dominion Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 after a standout career in which he was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year as a senior and finished as the conferenceโ€™s all-time leading rebounder.

Gattison and his wife, Harriet, have four children: Natasha, Kyle, Bryce and Grant.