TONY PARKER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Former Spurs star Tony Parker announces his retirement from the NBA after 18 seasons. Parker told The Undefeated: “I’m going to retire. I decided that I’m not going to play basketball anymore.”
Parker, 37, who was the 28th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2001 NBA draft, had previously said his goal was to play 20 seasons. He admitted that he feels physically good enough to play two more seasons but in his mind he believes it is time to walk away.
His post-retirement plans include still living in San Antonio but also spending time in his native France as the owner and president of ASVEL, a French professional men’s and women’s basketball club. In addition, he’s opening the Tony Parker Adequat Academy, an international school in his hometown of Lyon, France, later this year.
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