HoopsHype Nando De Colo rumors

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"We tried to do our best to make him feel welcome," Diaw says. A process, Diaw reveals, which included fetching a regular supply of donuts. Not quite the haute cuisine their motherland is renowned for. De Colo persisted, settled into Texas life, had his eyes opened by the all-consuming pampering offered to NBA players. He had been told what to expect by Parker, and from regular talks with Florent Pietrus, his teammate in Valencia whose younger brother Mickael has bounced around five teams, most recently with Toronto last season. "He told me how different it was from Europe. And he was right. When you are in San Antonio it's so professional." He didn't have to carry his own luggage, fetch his own drinks. Sacre bleu! "Everybody is here to help you. Everybody is here to do what you need." ESPN.com

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Nando De Colo: "The worst is that it is one of the assistants that tells me that I'm in a suit as if it was normal, but it will be before anything happened. The morning of the game, I was leaving after the shoot around and he said "Nando, okay? Tonight you're in a suit." You say shit. You do not know what happened. You're in a new series. You wonder why you, and not another. It is not obvious at all. At first you think it is a game or two. Assistants tell you that things can change and, in fact, nothing changes. But that's coaching decisions. As it gets, there is not much to say." ProjectSpurs.com

In any event, Nando was clear, he does not have any regrets coming to the NBA desite being buried on the bench. "No. You do not know as you have not tried. Next year I'm under contract with San Antonio, and there is no reflection or having to say "I'm going back to Europe." I will continue to work. We'll see with the Spurs if something must be done after the playoffs or not. It's frustrating not to play but there is nothing more to think." ProjectSpurs.com

March 16, 2013 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled guard Nando De Colo from the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. In Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles D-Fenders, De Colo recorded 17 points, 11 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals in a 110-95 victory in Austin. In three stints and three total games with the Toros this season, he is averaging 15.3 points, 7.3 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 2.00 steals in 35.0 minutes. NBA.com

March 15, 2013 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned center Aron Baynes and guard Nando De Colo to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. Baynes, who is making his third stint with the Toros this season, has appeared in three games for Austin, averaging 17.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 26.7 minutes. The Australian native has played in 11 games this season with the Spurs since being signed on Jan. 23, averaging 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.6 minutes. NBA.com

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All-NBA point guard Tony Parker was still crowing Thursday about coaching the Spurs to their 101-99 victory over the visiting Hawks on Wednesday night. Popovich turned the team over to Parker — who had the night off — after he pestered his coach with advice after Atlanta made things close in the waning seconds. After the Hawks tied the score at 99, Parker drew up a play for rookie Nando De Colo, who nailed the winning jumper. “It’s easy to do Pop’s job,” Parker said. “He’s a little bit overpaid, I think. That’s just my opinion.” San Antonio Express-News

October 7, 2012 Updates

In just 14 minutes and 36 seconds of his first preseason game with the Spurs, rookie guard Nando De Colo established himself as a fan favorite Saturday with some of the slickest passing seen at the AT&T Center since Manu Ginobili’s rookie season 10 years ago. He also impressed some teammates. According to Stephen Jackson, De Colo is reminiscent of another fan favorite. “Nando,” Jackson said, “is another Manu Ginobili.” San Antonio Express-News

September 25, 2012 Updates

It's a tradition in the NBA for any rookie entering their first season in the league - hazing. Whether it be practical jokes, carrying a teammates' bags or worse, any rookie should expect to get the rookie treatment even if you have been a pro overseas like San Antonio Spurs' Nando De Colo. And as Nando enters his rookie season, what better player to get the rookie treatment going than his fellow countryman Tony Parker (via RMC Sport.fr). "Nando will be forced to get my hot chocolate and donuts for Tim Duncan!" ProjectSpurs.com

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At the end of the game I could chat with combo guard Nando de Colo, who had just reached an agreement with the San Antonio Spurs (for two seasons) hours before. He seemed very excited to join the NBA (to join the Spurs, above all) and grateful to his former team (Valencia). Sulia

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