Tony Parker, the point guard of four San Antonio Spurs championship teams, is leaving the team after 17 seasons and sign with the Charlotte Hornets, according to multiple reports Friday.
Now 36, Parker will sign a two-year, $10 million contract with Charlotte, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears added that Parker considered offers from the Spurs and the Denver Nuggets before choosing the Hornets.
A report earlier this week said San Antonio was interested in bringing Parker back at the right price.
Parker was one of the cornerstones of the Spurs’ franchise, joining guard Manu Ginobili and forward Tim Duncan to win four NBA titles since 2003. He also was the MVP of the 2007 NBA Finals and a six-time All-Star.
Parker averaged just 7.7 points and 3.5 assists in 55 games last season, losing his starting spot to Dejounte Murray.
The move to Charlotte reunites him with Hornets head coach James Borrego, who served as an assistant coach to Gregg Popovich with San Antonio from 2003-10 and 2015-18.
In Charlotte, Parker will play behind All-Star guard Kemba Walker but is expected to have a bigger role than he would have had with the Spurs.
— Field Level Media