One-on-One with Kurt Thomas

Kurt Thomas
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Throughout the season spurs.com will celebrate the Spurs 40th Anniversary by visiting with former players, coaches and front office staff to discuss their experiences with the organization and the city of San Antonio.
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Knicks center Kurt Thomas, who is in his 17th season, spent two seasons with the Spurs from 2007-09 and appearing in 107 games, averaging 4.4 points and 5.0 rebounds. Thomas, who is in his second stint with the Knicks, took some time before New York’s matchup against the Spurs on Nov. 15 to speak with spurs.com.

On playing with the Spurs:
“I really enjoyed it. The organization is great. (Coach) Pop does a phenomenal job from the top to the bottom. The staff here is amazing. There’s a great group of guys here. I really enjoyed my time here and anytime I’m in Texas, I’m happy.”

On his favorite memories with the Spurs:
“I think the organization is amazing. They do a phenomenal job in the community. Coach Pop does amazing things with the military and with cancer groups and giving back. They do a phenomenal job.”

On his memories of San Antonio:
“The city is great. I really enjoyed the Riverwalk, I think that’s great. You always hear about the Alamo. Living up north I didn’t know much about San Antonio until I moved here. The people are great, but I always expect that. Anyone from Texas has a great personality and is real hospitable.”

On his favorite restaurant:
“My favorite restaurant is on the Riverwalk called Boudro’s. They make guacamole right at the table. I also like Wildfish.”

On San Antonio and coming back to Texas:
“I think San Antonio is a really great place to raise a family. The fans have always been good. I really enjoy coming down here. Anytime I’m in Texas I’m happy because I’m born and raised in Texas. “