Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Zealand wants Perkins??

This article was originally published for CelticsLife.com


Could Perk be headed to New Zealand? The country famous for having Lord of the Rings filmed there, goats, HBO's Flight of the Conchords, and Crowded House frontman, Neil Finn? Probably not, but they sure hope so.
New Zealand assistant coach Dillon Boucher said the NBA star was on their radar as a prospective member of the national squad, although not for the upcoming world championships in Turkey.

Perkins’ estranged father Kenny Perkins lives in Christchurch and was a veteran of the New Zealand National Basketball League in the 1980s and 90s.

“I believe some contact has been made with his father,” Boucher told the Waikato Times.

“He’s out for about six months now with an injury but we’ll probably go down that avenue in the next year or so.

“We don’t know what his eligibility will be in terms of being able to play for us but it’s definitely something worth pursuing.
“It would be awesome to have him playing for the Tall Blacks.”
Boucher also added, "The Olympic Games and the world champs would be a pretty big carrot for him I'd imagine." Yes, a pretty big carrot indeed.

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