Turiaf joins French club during NBA lockout

Turiaf joins French club during NBA lockout

Turiaf joins French club during NBA lockout

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 17 at 6:32 PM

PARIS -- Former Gonzaga basketball star Ronny Turiaf will play for the French club Asvel during the NBA lockout.

Turiaf, now with the New York Knicks, will join San Antonio Spurs guard and fellow Frenchman Tony Parker, who is a part owner of Asvel and also has agreed to play for the club during the lockout.

Turiaf told Asvel's website on Monday that he plans to arrive in France on Thursday and start practicing with the club this weekend.

Turiaf says he has recovered from a left hand injury that kept him out of this summer's European Championship, where France lost the final to Spain.

Turiaf is one of several former Gonzaga players going overseas for the work stoppage. Austin Daye and Adam Morrison are both signed to play with teams abroad.

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