At age 61, Larry Kenon still sports a trim physique. The lanky, 6-foot-9 San Antonio businessman still moves with the same graceful gait that made him a fan favorite with the Spurs in the 1970s. He rarely touches a basketball anymore, and yet it almost looks as if he could still play 40 minutes. In reality, though, Kenon has moved far down life’s road from the days of spotlight introductions at the old HemisFair Arena.
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That’s why he will relish Friday night. It’s the night that the man once known as “Special K” is scheduled to take the spotlight again for induction into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. More than three decades after the end of his high-flying, five-year run with the Spurs, Kenon will be honored for helping lift the franchise from the ABA into the NBA. “I’m just glad people realize that, to build any good foundation, you got to start off with the first brick,” Kenon said. “That’s what we were. We were the first brick in the foundation.”