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The Rat That Got AwayA Bronx Memoir$
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Allen Jones

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231027

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.001.0001

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Finding My Groove

Finding My Groove

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(p.178) 30 Finding My Groove
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The Rat That Got Away
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ALLEN JONES

Mark Naison

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0030

Things really started moving for Allen Jones in 1977 when he returned from the Roller Ball Tournament in the Bronx hosted by Guy Fisher. As a condition of his return, he had negotiated a contract that required his team to find him a job or pay him more money, and after his team won the Luxembourg Cup he asked the president of the team to deliver on that promise. Jones was setting his sights higher. At that time, near the village of Steinsel, there was a big estate where the American ambassador to Luxembourg had lived. It was now the property of Marshall Weiss. The team president accompanied him there to inquire about employment. Jones started work immediately with Marweiss International and later at Cargolux International Airlines. Combining this job with playing and coaching basketball was difficult but he made it work. Overall, getting this position made his decision to live in Europe easy.

Keywords:   Allen Jones, Roller Ball Tournament, Bronx, Guy Fisher, Luxembourg Cup, Marshall Weiss, Marweiss International, Cargolux International Airlines, basketball

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