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Tony Parker
Tony Parker
Position: G
Born: 05/17/82
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:177 lbs. / 80.3 kg.
Salary: $13,437,500
France have revealed their final 12-man roster for Eurobasket 2015 with Mouhammadou Jaiteh and Thomas Heurtel the last two to be cut. The European champions will be based in Montpellier and face Russia, Poland, Finland, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Israel in Group A with the co-hosts looking to advance to the second and final rounds, which will be held in Lille. No doubt, the squad that coach Vincent Collet has selected is a strong one, plenty of international and NBA experience, including the 2013 Eurobasket MVP Tony Parker along with Nicholas Batum, Boris Diaw and the promising Rudy Gobert.
via TalkBasket
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When he does arrive in San Antonio, Parker will join a freshly revamped roster that not only features most of the mainstays, notably long-time teammates Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, but also newcomers LaMarcus Aldridge and David West. And given the age of the first two, this could very well be the last opportunity the Spurs have to pursue a championship as currently constructed. “Super excited, super excited,” Parker told France 24 English. “That’s why I can’t wait to start with the national team and make sure we take care of business, and then go to the Spurs and try to go back at it and try to get another ring. It’s been an unbelievable summer for us. LaMarcus is going to help us a lot. I’m so happy that Manu and Timmy are back. And so we’re going for a last try, a last crack at it to try to win it all.”
via San Antonio Express-News
Q: Who was the player who was easiest to connect with and who took a little longer? Becky Hammon: “Well me and (Spurs point guard) Tony (Parker) were friends long before, so he’s a very good friend. I would actually bounce things off of him, and we had conversations even before I ever got hired. I was kind of charged with point guards a little bit in practice, so if we were doing specific shooting stuff I would work with the point guards, so Cory Joseph was a guy who I worked with a lot. Boris Diaw was my guy on game day, so I was delegated different duties. And obviously the ones who you work the closest with — and obviously I wasn’t working with a lot of post players— you start to get a rapport with them, to build a relationship with them.”
via USA Today Sports
Call it a promotional stunt gone awry. Footwear giant Nike has been fined €67,500, the equivalent of roughly $75,000, for putting an oversized Tony Parker France national team jersey on a statue of Winston Churchill to commemorate Les Bleus’ qualifications for the 2011 European Championships. Sculptor Jean Cardot sued Nike and a promotional company for defiling his work, and failing to ask for permission. A French court ruled last month that Nike had used the statue for commercial purposes in violation of Cardot’s rights. Unveiled in 1998, the statue is located on Winston Churchill Avenue near the Champs-Elysée in Paris. It is one of the few statues in France that doesn’t depict a French national.
via San Antonio Express-News