View Full Version : Great Blanchette Column on Ronny

08-29-2010, 09:39 AM
In today's S-R:


Interesting tidbits:

Quotes from John Blanchette 08/28/10:

"This is the summer Ronny Turiaf got lost. And found.

All this since he was last in Spokane in May, collecting his degree from Gonzaga University in possibly the most conspicuous walk across the stage at the Spokane Arena, and perhaps in school history.

The getting lost part was easy enough. There was an airplane pointed toward Africa, and he got on it. Then he didn’t return for a month.

And the getting found? Well, that was even more unlikely.

He was traded to the New York Knicks."
“I feel fantastic about people wanting me to be part of their organization,” Turiaf said, “part of the movement. I can’t wait to get started on the East Coast. I’m not looking forward to the weather, but the basketball side is something else. I thank the Warriors for what they did for me and the fans and wish them nothing but good luck – and I can’t wait to play them twice.

“This has brought happiness to my life.”

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09-04-2010, 02:10 PM
Blanchette's column about Ronnie when he was in Spokane recently has been reprinted in Wenatchee World (http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/sep/03/disappearing-helps-former-zags-star-find-self/), with a killer photo of Ronny I've never seen before!

Gonzaga’s Ronny Turiaf, right, battles Washington’s Mike Jensen for position in a Dec. 3, 2003, game in Seattle.
Turiaf scored 12 points in Gonzaga’s 86-62 victory that night.

That guy just brings the joy wherever he goes!

09-04-2010, 02:37 PM
Somebody tweeted the Wenatchee reprint to Ronny and here is his reply:

"Thank ya. Thank ya! RT @LizStrand: Article on one of my favorite basketball players, @RonnyTuriaf14 - http://bit.ly/aeHAni #Zags #Knicks"