Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Father Played In THe NBA, Son Wants A Career In The NHL

from Doug Smith of the Toronto Star,

The son talks and it’s the father’s voice, a message delivered by a youngster that could have easily been the mantra of a now-elder-statesman dad.

Seth Jones may be an elite hockey player — a big, talented 16-year-old seen as a surefire NHL prospect — but when he talks, he espouses the same philosophy that carried his dad, former Raptor Popeye Jones, through an 11-year NBA career built more on guile than athleticism.

“He just tells me to think the game, that’s always been really helpful to me,” the younger Jones says in a telephone conversation from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he’s in USA Hockey’s Under-17 developmental program.


Filed in: Non-NHL Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: seth+jones


Be the first to comment.

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com