Charlotte Hornets to sign former San Antonio Spur Tony Parker

Charlotte Hornets to sign former San Antonio Spur Tony Parker

Charlotte Hornets to sign former San Antonio Spur Tony Parker

Tony Parker decided that after 17 years with the San Antonio Spurs, it's time to move on to a different team. League sources confirmed Friday that Parker, 36, is moving on to Charlotte after securing a two-year, $10 million deal.

Parker lost his starting role with the Spurs last season. "Tough communicating it all to Pop", Parker told The Undefeated's Marc Spears.

Parker was named NBA Finals MVP in 2007 when San Antonio defeated Cleveland. The veteran point guard was seeking a two-year contract from interested teams because he wanted to reach the 20 season threshold before he put out his torch. The six-time All-Star is the No. 4 all-time scorer in Spurs history and the franchise's career assists leader. Parker will have a piece of his time in San Antonio with him as he sets up camp in Charlotte.

Parker told ESPN that it was a hard decision, "but I had to move on". "But that didn't lessen the significance of his injury".

Leonard demanded a trade out of San Antonio after he was limited to just nine games in 2017-18 because of an injured right quad.

According to Wojnarowski, Parker called Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to inform him of the decision to accept the Hornets' roster. "From his first game in 2001 at age 19, TP has impressed and inspired us - day-after-day, game-after-game, season-after-season - with his passion, dedication and desire. He was the face of the franchise". While the four championships, six All-Star appearances and four All-NBA selections highlight his resume, the biggest joy for me has been to have the pleasure of watching TP grow up before our eyes. The new coach, James Borrego, is a former Spurs assistant who knows Parker well.

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