Larry Kenon Named to San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame
The San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame has named five extraordinary individuals to the class of 2013. Norm Charlton, a member of the Cincinnati Reds “Nasty Boys” bullpen, Ed Whitacre, Jr., former AT&T CEO who made a lasting impact on the local sports scene, Joe Conrad, the only Texas golfer to win the British Amateur Championship, Nell Fortner, one of the nation’s leading women’s basketball coaches, and former San Antonio Spurs forward Larry Kenon, will be recognized at the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in the Alamodome.
Larry Kenon, a 6’ 9” forward, played in the ABA and NBA, enjoying the best years of his career in San Antonio playing alongside George Gervin. In each of the four seasons they were teammates after the ABA-NBA merger, both averaged at least 20 points per game. Kenon led the team in rebounds each of his five seasons with the Spurs and was the top player in steals in 1979. In 1976, against Kansas City, he had 11 steals, an NBA record that still stands. In his last game with the Spurs, Kenon scored 51 points. Over five seasons with the Spurs, he averaged 21.2 points and 10.1 rebounds, leading in rebounds each season. He played for five teams in seven seasons and played in five All-Star games (three ABA and two NBA).
The San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame and the gala tribute are a partnership between San Antonio Sports, the City of San Antonio, and San Antonio Express-News. Proceeds from the black-tie gala benefit San Antonio Sports’ kids programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sanantoniosports.org/halloffame.