Remember Kerry Kittles? He’s on Wall Street
It looks like the once Eastern Champion New Jersey Nets has a second player who moved on from basketball (Todd MacCulloch became a one man pinball wrecking crew). You may remember Kerry Kittles, the former shooting guard from Villanova who was selected eighth by the Nets in the 1996 draft. For a guy shooting a bunch of 3’s, Kittles was touted as the next “Reggie Miller”. While Kittles was good in ‘Nova, he was a mediocre player in the NBA. He was hampered by knee injuries during his career and finally retired in 2005.
After some scouting, it looks like Kittles is an associate at Ledgemont Capital Group, a merchant bank in NY. What does Kittles know about finance? Maybe a lot, but I’m pretty sure he was hired to attract clients. Even working at a bank, he’s probably taking a huge pay cut compared to his contract in New Jersey. Hell he was probably making more money than the whole firm was making.
Here’s how he’s introduced on the website:
Kerry Kittles, Associate
After graduating with a degree in Business Management from Villanova University, Mr. Kittles was selected by the New Jersey Nets as the eighth pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. After eight seasons with the Nets, Mr. Kittles was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, where he played between 2004 and 2005. He is currently pursuing an MBA at Villanova University’s School of Business. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.