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Joe “The Godfather” Harris

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So why do we all hear the Godfather theme when Joe Harris hits a three? Inquiring minds wanted to know, so we assigned Anthony Puccio, aka Pooch, to look into how some guy from rural Chelan, Washington (population: 3,890), winds up with the ultimate New York theme.

What’s your reasoning behind the Godfather theme song after you score?

“It’s nothing anybody would expect. I mean I stole it from Mo Williams back in Cleveland. I don’t know exactly what his reasoning behind it was, but The Godfather is one of my favorite movies so I thought that was pretty sweet.”

So it IS your favorite movie? Just to clarify…

“Oh yeah, for sure.”

Which did you like better the first or the second? I’m not even going to mention the third one.

“(Laughs). No, no… I’ll probably go with the first one honestly. The second one is really good as well, but the original starter is definitely the best.”

What about the first that you like more than the second? Personally, I like the second more than the first.

“(Laughs). I’m a biiiig Sopranos guy too, so the whole mafia scene is sweet. I’m definitely into that type of stuff. I guess that’s why I love the Godfather so much and that’s the real reason why I chose that as my song.”

My last name is Puccio sooo…

“(Laughs) So you’re pretty familiar, eh? (Laughs again). See, I grew up out on the West coast so I don’t have any ties to the New York/Italian scene, so that’s why I think I like it so much. It’s different and crazy. I like it.”

(Something about an offer he couldn’t refuse.)