San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker may not be the starter anymore, but he is not ready to hang’em up just yet. In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Rohad Nadkarni, Parker says he is trying to play three more season – all with the Spurs.
“In my mind, I want to play three more seasons,” Parker says. “I would love if the Spurs keep me. I would love to play 20 seasons with the Spurs, that’s my dream. I’m a free agent this summer, so I would love to sign three more seasons with the Spurs, and then after that go on with all my different businesses.”
The different businesses Parker is referring to are in French basketball, movies, and television. He invested in a basketball team in France, first buying the majority stake and then more recently the girls team. He says in the interview he is currently building a basketball academy to compliment.
The Spurs drafted Tony Parker in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft, though he played in France for three seasons prior. The four-time NBA champion and six-time All-Star now age 35 has taken a firm role on the bench, but is still staying productive. Parker is averaging 8.1 points per game with 3.8 assists on 46.8 percent shooting.
Parker mentioned months ago that he wants to play for two decades with San Antonio, so this is nothing new for the Spurs lifer.