Regardless of being in the course of a playoff push together with his present staff, Tony Parker is not lacking the possibility to honor an iconic member of his previous one.
On the identical night time his Hornets gutted out a much-needed additional time victory over San Antonio, Parker joined the Spurs on their flight to San Antonio so as to attend former teammate Manu Ginobili’s jersey retirement. The ceremony will happen on Thursday, from the place Parker will then fly to Los Angeles to rejoin the Hornets for his or her Friday tilt in opposition to the Lakers, in keeping with Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Categorical-Information.
Hornets coach James Borrego, who spent two assistant teaching stints with the Spurs, may even attend the ceremony.
“It’s going to be very nostalgic,” Parker mentioned. “It is going to put every little thing in perspective. You begin realizing every little thing we completed on this league. It is going to be emotional.”
Parker’s fondness for his previous franchise goes hand-in-hand together with his accomplishments. The French level guard spent 17 seasons with the Spurs, a span which included 5 All-Star appearances, 4 NBA championships and the 2007 Finals MVP award. Parker, Ginobili and Tim Duncan shaped the core of the Spurs’ most profitable period beneath Gregg Popovich, who has coached the staff since 1997.
That being mentioned, Popovich wasn’t precisely rolling out the pink carpet for his previous level guard on the flight residence.
“He’s within the again,” Popovich quipped to the Categorical-Information.