"I do think because they're somewhat free-spirited, that they enjoy life and they're certainly guys that bring a lot of passion to their sport, it's an inevitable comparison," Kennedy said.
Kennedy said part of the reinstatement process for Henderson would involve showing maturation emotionally. Teammate Jarvis Summers said earlier this month that Henderson got the message, but allowed "he'll never tone it down."
For Kennedy, growth can be measured without factoring in Henderson's on-court antics and boisterous nature.
"He's been tremendous in his approach and the way he's tried to help young guys," Kennedy said. "I've really challenged him to be a leader on the floor and take responsibility for not only himself but those around him."