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San Antonio Spurs to retire Tony Parker’s jersey

by Jim Lemuel Wilson, August 17, 2019 12:39am

The San Antonio Spurs will retire former point guard Tony Parker's no. 9 jersey on November 11, reported, citing French newspaper Le Parisien.

Once his number is retired, Parker will be 10th player in team history to have earned that honor, joining Bruce Bowen (No. 12), Tim Duncan (21), Sean Elliott (No. 32), George Gervin (No. 44), Manu Ginobili (20), Avery Johnson (No. 6), Johnny Moore (No. 00), David Robinson (No. 50) and James Silas (No. 13).

Parker was selected 28th overall by the Spurs in the 2001 Rookie Draft and was named an All-Star six times throughout his 18-year-career, He was named to the All-NBA second team three times and was named Finals MVP in 2007. He spent the 2018-19 campaign with the Charlotte Hornets, who signed him after the Spurs opted not to bring him back as a free agent last summer.

Parker 15.5 points and 5.6 assists per game in the regular season for the Spurs, and 17.9 points and 5.1 assists per game in the playoffs. In his final season with the Spurs, Parker averaged 7.7 points and 3.5 assists.

He was part of 137 playoff wins with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, the second-most by any coach and player in NBA history. Popovich and Duncan combined for 157 playoff wins.

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