James Borrego says they’re just ‘borrowing’ Tony Parker from Spurs
Former San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker will be entering his 18th season in the league with the Charlotte Hornets.
Part of the Big 3 during the golden age of Spurs basketball along with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, seeing him as a Hornet feels weird and unusual as he spent 17 years in San Antonio. Nonetheless, at 36 years old, the six-time All-Star finds himself in a new place and team to potentially finish his career with.
Despite the change of scenery and uniform that might not be exactly the case:
“Tony Parker is a Spur. We’re just borrowing him.” — James Borrego, who added Parker started the conversation with the @hornets
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) September 11, 2018
New Hornets head coach James Borrego knows what he is talking about when it comes to being a Spur. Coming from the Spurs stable as an assistant to coach Gregg Popovich, he is very much familiar with what that truly means.
For his significance and contributions to the organization, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they retire the four-time champion’s jersey number in the rafters in the future. Actually, it’s a no-brainer.
With the new season quickly approaching and his new task at hand, the veteran point guard is now relied upon to steer the ship for the Hornets behind All-Star point guard Kemba Walker.
Although Parker averaged some of the lowest numbers last season since being a rookie, he still might be the right guy for a team that is looking for a steady floor general. Hopefully, his addition to the Hornets can break them out of mediocrity for a playoff run.
Mostly coming off the bench, Parker averaged 7.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 19.5 minutes a game in the 2017-18 campaign.