By Matt Calkins
August 17, 2011
Arvydas Sabonis, a former Trail Blazer, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last week. The 7-foot-3 Lithuanian landed in Portland today and will be honored by the Blazers at Pioneer Square on Thursday. He met briefly with the media Wednesday at the airport.
PORTLAND — Zach Kersten knew something that his employer did not: Thursday was a Portland holiday. City commissioner Randy Leonard confirmed as much when he declared to the crowd gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square that August 18, 2011 was indeed Arvydas Sabonis Day.