Born July 15, 1961 Ken Austin played in the NBA mainly as a Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1984-1984. Ken Austin is a retired American basketball player. Born in Los Angeles, California, he played collegiately for Rice University. He was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the fourth round of the 1983 NBA Draft. He played for the Pistons in the National Basketball Association for 7 games.