Former Lobo Kenny Thomas was recognized during the Lobos' season opener on Wednesday. After leaving the University of New Mexico in 1999, Thomas playe
Former Lobo Kenny Thomas was recognized during the Lobos’ season opener on Wednesday.
After leaving the University of New Mexico in 1999, Thomas played in the National Basketball Association for a total of 11 seasons with the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia Sixers and Sacramento Kings.
Thomas currently lives in California but has been visiting New Mexico often as he is working on a couple projects in the state. He met with the Lobos earlier this year when he talked to them during a summer practice.
Before the season opener, Thomas went into the team locker room and also spent some time walking around saying hello to fans. He we was recognized during a media time out in the first half of the game.
“It’s a blessing being able to be honored. Especially the fact that it has been almost 20 years,” he said before the game. ” The fact that they are honoring me tonight is a blessing… Anything I can do to help UNM, I’m here for them. This is family.”
Kenny Thomas @kennythomasnba will be recognized at halftime today.
“This is family” pic.twitter.com/bvr2xn3n8W
— Isabel Gonzalez (@cisabelg) November 7, 2019
The UNM men’s basketball program will recognize three other Lobos later in the season: Danny Granger Gary Colson and Michael Cooper.