"I never really paid any attention to the Spurs before we lived down there," said Gereau, a standout basketball player in upstate New York during his high school days. "But we got to quite a few games and that's when I picked up on their attitude. They just run to the other end, they don't throw their arms up, don't get in your face and I really respected that about them."
"Every home game, you'd think it was the Super Bowl," Gereau said. "Everyone had backyard barbecues, you were invited everywhere, the game was on, it was a party. It was amazing to see the support. You could go to some grandmother's knit shop and there would be Spurs apparel in there. It's so cool. Go to some gas station, stop and strike up a conversation with anyone. They'll talk to you for 30 minutes about Spurs basketball."