Tarkanian to Take Part in Pan Armenian Games

Renowned Armenian-American basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian will join a delegation participating in the First Pan-Armenian International Games to be held in Yerevan.

"I’m very excited to see the birthplace of my mother," said Tarkanian when the Games’ Western Region USA committee member Raffi Ispenjian handed the invitation in person at the coach’s home in Fresno.

Despite growing up and working in American surroundings–Tarkanian has always "felt" Armenian and done his best to accept every invitation from the Armenian community–particularly Homenetmen.

Three years earlier–Homenetmen’s Fresno Sassoun Chapter honored Tarkanian as an important Armenian figure in athletics.


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