Jerry West is Headed to Finland 

No, we don't think he's moving there, even though he's selling his Memphis house. But a note we've received from a Finnish sports writer seems to indicate The Logo is still on the job:

"Grizzlies team president Jerry West is coming to Finland next Monday (February 5th). He will see the Finnish league game Espoon Honka vs. Torpan Pojat and scout the 18-year-old Finnish point guard Petteri Koponen of Honka.

"One more thing of interest: Last season in a Torpan Pojat-Espoon Honka game Dennis Rodman played for Torpan Pojat (28 minutes, 17 points, 6 rebounds). Honka won that one."

The letter was from one Harri Mannonen, a freelance writer from Kouvola, Finland, so we can't vouch for how accurate this information is, but it does suggest Jerry isn't, uh, Finnished.

And we can't verify this either, but we hear Koponen's nickname is "Whitey McWhiterson, the Finnish Lutefisk."

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Fly On The Wall Blog

Artist Renderings for RDC Riverfront Seen as a Comic Book...

Music Blog

WYPL brings you the Memphis Sound

News Blog

Tennessee Breaks Record for Student Aid Requests

News Blog

MLGW's Water Test Comes Back Clean

Fly On The Wall Blog

RDC Announces Plan to Raise Atlantis

News Blog

New Vision Unveiled for Riverfront

News Blog

Memphis Pets of the Week (July 20-26)

ADVERTISEMENT

More by John Branston

  • Pit Stops

    Ten BBQ joints worth a day trip from Memphis.
    • May 16, 2013
  • Where Do We Go From Here? | School Choice

    Modest voter turnouts notwithstanding, next week’s referendum is key to the schools’ future.
    • Mar 3, 2011
  • Great Deal or "Get Real"?

    Condos go for half-price in a unique Mindtown neighborhood.
    • Jul 28, 2010
  • More »
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation