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November 12, 11:37 AM ET
Chat with Sixer Kenny Thomas

Moderator
  (1:02 PM)

The Sixers are still practicing right now, so Kenny's chat will be starting a little late. As soon as practice is over, we'll start the chat.

Tom (Philly)

Hey KT, I heard you were a little banged up. how's the injury situation? How healthy are you right now?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:14 PM)

I'm healthy right now. Besides getting hooked in the eyes against New Jersey in the preseason, I'm doing alright. I'm fine.

Kyle (NJ)

How have you adjusted to coach O'Brien's system? Does it fit you well?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:15 PM)

Coach O'Brien's system is different, because I'm able to shoot more jumpers. He just let's you play, I guess.

Steve (Horsham)

Kenny, we heard when coach O'Brien was hired that the Sixers would be a defensive minded team. You guys have struggled on defense at times, does it take time to get team chemistry on defense?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:16 PM)

Yeah, it does take time. It's a different system, it's more about alot of help and it's an adjustment that we're all making.

Chicago

How hard is it to play in a position where you are undersized?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:16 PM)

I don't play 6-7, I think I play alot bigger than that. I rebound the ball, that's the big thing for me.

Madison Matthews Memphis, TN

What activities do you enjoy in your free time? I read golf and PS2; but what else?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:17 PM)

I love going to the movies too. I'm a movie freak. I also collect movies, DVDs, I have hundreds.

Bobby (Algonac, MI)

If you could play One on One with any NBA player, past or present, who would it be and why?

Richard16(Philadelphia)

How helpful do you think rookie Andre Igoudala will be for the 76ers later in the season?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:17 PM)

Hmmm. I would say Shaq. I've always idolized him, growing up.

Kenny Thomas
  (2:18 PM)

I think he's gonna be great, because he's athletic. He's got great jumping ability and things like that and I think he's gonna do very well.

Dwayne(Austin, TX)

How has the transition been for the team with Iverson becoming the point guard?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:20 PM)

I guess we're getting out and running more and faster with Allen. He's so quick and people can't guard him in transtion. People can't guard him in the halfcourt either, but now he's even more difficult to guard in transition.

Jerry

Kenny, With andre, kyle, and willie stepping up recently, how do you feel about this team as far as depth goes and raw talent?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:20 PM)

Coach O'Brien stresses being deep and he's playing like 10 people now, so he feels that everyone we have can play.

Donte Philadelphia

What is your best memeroy so far as a sixer

Kenny Thomas
  (2:21 PM)

I would say last year when we beat NY at home and I hit the big three-pointer at the end to force OT. Then I got a big tip in OT before we won.

Jim (Oxford)

Wow, I have hundreds of DVDs to. What's your favorite movie on dvd?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:22 PM)

Ha-ha. I like Van Helsing. Gladiator. They are my favorites.

Berlin, Germany

Hey Kenny! I'm a Big Philly fan!!!! Please tell me about your Basketball role models growing up? Thanks a lot Thanks a lot

Kenny Thomas
  (2:22 PM)

Like I said, Shaq. He is a guy I've admired alot.

Kevin McDermott City is Philadelphia

What do you plan to do after basketball? When do you plan to retire from basketball?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:23 PM)

Sit on a beach somewhere and try and not get fat. I will keep working out, I worked to hard to stay skinny.

Dustin, Illinois

Do you feel that the league reassignment of divisions have had any affect on the sixers or anyone else in the league?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:24 PM)

No. Right now we are tied for first, and it's still early, but I think we are in good shape for the playoffs if we can keep playing up to our ability.

Jackson, Ms

Kenny, have watched you play for all of your college and pro career. Hard work has always been your key to success. Very proud of you. Is this your secret of success playing with the big men at your height of 6'7"?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:24 PM)

Just being active and being quicker and getting after the ball. I keep moving and playing and fighting.

Trish (Villanova)

Hey Kenny! The first 7 games have been more than exciting as a Sixers fan, THANK YOU! I was just wondering if you have a pregame ritual to get yourself prepared before each game? Keep playing with HEART!

Kenny Thomas
  (2:25 PM)

Yeah. I take a nap before the game and I have an IPOD with different music in my rotation, so when I have a good game, I stick with that music, so I guess you could say I'm superstitious.

Jerry (NYC)

Where do you rank the Sixers in the East?

Kenny Thomas
  (2:26 PM)

One. Of course!

Kenny Thomas
  (2:26 PM)

Thanks for chatting with me, I appreciate it and thanks for being Sixers fans.