Friday, January 16, 2015

G(h)eorg(h)e: The Son

Grateful tip of the cap to Shlara for alerting us to a story posted yesterday on The Washington Post's high school sports site.

The story goes for the cliche headline (Big Man on Campus), but is an otherwise G:TB-affirming tale of George Muresan, a 6'8" (6'11" with the rooster 'do) forward for the St. Andrew's High School and the eldest son of Gheorghe Muresan. The junior starter isn't cut from the same cloth as his old man, slender and light on his feet, and more apt to take a wing jumper or drive to the basket than post up, but he does credit his father's counsel.

“He doesn’t put me down and he doesn’t bring me too high up; he just tells me tips,” said George, who averages 5.8 points. “It’s exciting because he’s been to the professionals. He knows what he’s talking about.”


FOG:TB and Fans of Gheorghe alike will be pleased to learn that the elder Muresan comes across as the good guy that we know him to be, and a model sports parent. Says St. Andrew's head coach Kevin Jones,“Anytime you’re the son of a former NBA basketball player, there’s going to be some unrealistic expectations that come with that. But [Gheorge is] not one of the parents trying to come to our practices. He lets us do our job. . . . and all the kids love him.”

So do we, Coach.

15 comments:

Marls said...

Do it for de kids.....

zman said...

And you can purchase this video!!

rob said...

why/how are you awake, marls?

rob said...

the son of gheorghe story is on the front page of the wapo sports section today. people here love ghitsa.

zman said...

Son of zman started the day by coming into zbedroom and stating "I pooped my pants." Gheorghe has a leg up on me with respect to sons, at least he does today.

Danimal said...

As of 6am today, danimal is solo until Monday afternoon. Giddy.

TR said...

Tough time in the TR household. Wife's father lost his battle to pancreatic cancer yesterday afternoon. At the age of 80 it's not such a tragedy, but he was a young 80. I may have mentioned this before, but he spent his 80th birthday in Morocco with some friends. There is a pic of him on a camel with a fez on his head.

Hoping you all can see your 80th, and spend it in Morocco, on a camel, with a fez on your head.

Fuck you cancer.

Danimal said...

Condolences TR. Will pour one for him this weekend.

rob said...

i am the proud owner of a ticket to monday's washington wizards/philadelphia 76ers 'contest'. any other gheorghies planning to attend?

rob said...

fuck you, cancer, indeed. love to the tr family.

mr kq said...

I will be there on Mon with a couple "clients", Wed for OKC as well. We will be at Penn Commons pregame, stop by.

Shlara said...

TR--my condolences to your family--cancer sucks

Love this story about Little George--and it makes me feel old b/c I remember when he was born

And, I will be ducking out of work for a bit to catch some of the Wiz game Monday too--let's coordinate

rob said...

wtf, wiz?

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Marls said...

TR, thinking of you late night in NOLA