Charlotte Hornets to sign former San Antonio Spur Tony Parker

Tony Parker agrees to deal with Hornets, reports say

Tony Parker agrees to deal with Hornets, reports say

Parker, one of the greatest Spurs in franchise history, joined San Antonio at the age of 19 after he was drafted by the Spurs with the No. 28 pick in 2001.

Parker, 36, leaves the Spurs after 17 years spent in San Antonio during which he secured four National Basketball Association championships under the guidance of legendary coach Gregg Popovich.

The point guard was a true cornerstone of the San Antonio franchise as he is only the third player in National Basketball Association history to play at least 17 seasons with one team before leaving alongside Karl Malone (18 seasons) and Hakeem Olajuwon (17 seasons).

"I've been through it", Parker told Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express News in March.

During their 16 seasons as a backcourt duo, Parker and Ginobili helped the Spurs win four championships in five trips to the NBA Finals. "The fact Aldridge remains a Spur at all - after he was upset enough last summer to ask for a trade - lends credence to the argument that it is always too early to judge these things".

Parker is the third player in National Basketball Association history to play at least 17 seasons with one team before leaving.

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Leonard is now seeking a trade after playing in only nine games last season because of his injured right quad.

According to Wojnarowski, Parker called Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to inform him of the decision to accept the Hornets' roster.

Anthony averaged 16.2 points on 40 percent shooting last season, both career lows. We are grateful to Tony for 17 years of truly unbelievable memories.

Parker released a statement to The Undefeated. He took over the franchise and I gave up the torch of the franchise willingly. Former Spurs assistant coach James Borrego is now coaching the Hornets.

In his final season with the Spurs, Parker played 55 games averaged 7.7 points and 3.5 assists.

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