Payne coaching in Kentucky's 2014 Blue-White scrimmage
|Born||November 25, 1966|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Northeast Jones|
|NBA draft||1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
As assistant coach:
Kenneth Victor Payne (born basketball player and currently an assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Kentucky. A 6'8" (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) small forward, Payne played college basketball at the University of Louisville and was a member of Louisville's 1986 NCAA championship squad. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 19th pick of the 1989 NBA Draft where he was booed by a gathering of fans.November 25, 1966) is a retired American professional
In four NBA seasons from 1989 to 1993 for the Sixers, he averaged 3.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. He was waived by the team in January, 1993 after failing to live up to expectations. He also played professionally overseas in Italy, Japan, Brazil, the Philippines, Cyprus, China, Argentina and Australia. Following his NBA stint, Payne played one season in the Continental Basketball Association in 1993-94, averaging 16.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Tri-City Chinook.
Payne and his wife Michelle have two children, a daughter, Alexis (born March 11, 1998) and a son, Alexander (born March 23, 2000).