William (Bill) R. Kennedy (May 17, 1938–2006), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American professional basketball player. He was a 5'11" (180 cm) 180 lb (82 kg) guard and played collegiately at Temple University. He played briefly in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Kennedy was selected by the Philadelphia Warriors with the 23rd pick in the 1st round of the 1960 NBA Draft.1 He played seven games for the Warriors in the 1960-61 NBA season, averaging 1.7 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
He died in 2006 in a car accident in Florida.2