Gregg Popovich speaks out on Tony Parker’s Spurs jersey retirement ceremony
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich believes Tony Parker is going to have a blast on Monday when he gets his jersey retired.
Pop on Tony's retirement ceremony: “Tony will love the experience. Timmy & Manu, that’s not their thing. This is Tony’s thing. He only has 100 people he brought in from France, literally. He’s a party guy, a host, he loves hosting people & having people around. He’s good at it."
— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) November 9, 2019
Parker spent the first 17 years of his NBA career with the Spurs and became a legend. The guard was a six-time All-Star in San Antonio, won four NBA championships and was the 2007 Finals MVP when the team defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games.
Parker played in 1,198 games with the Spurs. He finished his San Antonio career with averages of 15.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists.
Tony played with the Charlotte Hornets last season, putting up 9.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 56 regular season games. The 37-year-old, who will certainly go down as one of the best international players of all time, retired from the NBA this summer.
San Antonio’s core of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Gregg Popovich won four championships together. They will forever be linked and will all be in the NBA Hall of Fame one day.
Monday will be an emotional night for Parker and his family. Spurs fans will surely chant Parker’s name during the jersey ceremony and plenty of No. 9 jerseys will be worn that night.
It should be a special night in San Antonio.