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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Spurs will retire Tony Parker’s jersey

The San Antonio Spurs are bestowing one of their highest honors upon franchise legend Tony Parker.

The Spurs announced in a press release on Friday that Parker’s No. 9 jersey will be retired during a ceremony on Nov. 11, when the team hosts the Memphis Grizzlies.

Parker was drafted No. 28 overall in 2001 by the Spurs and spent 17 seasons with the franchise. He made six All-Star Games during that time and helped them win four NBA championships. He won NBA Finals MVP in 2007.

Parker is the Spurs’ career leader in assists and is second in games played. He will be the 10th player in Spurs history to have his jersey retired.

The 37-year-old point guard spent last season with the Charlotte Hornets and then announced his retirement from the league.

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