HoopsHype Tony Parker rumors

April 23, 2014 Updates

A veritable palace with a trophy room, a wine cellar evoking a European monastery, a private theater with your own monogrammed seating, an arcade, an indoor basketball court plastered with press clippings and not one but two garages to store your fleet of luxury automobiles. Such is the splendor of Tony Parker’s custom mansion, recently valued as the fourth-most expensive home in the San Antonio area by a local magazine. The six-time All-Star gave former teammate Fab Oberto a private tour for his television show in Argentina. Oberto also interviewed Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and visited Tim Duncan’s auto shop during his trip to San Antonio. But both segments pale in comparison to Parker’s Palais Royal. San Antonio Express-News

April 21, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker and Tim Duncan have shared an awful lot of success teamed on the San Antonio Spurs. They've led them to 13 straight 50-win seasons, five straight Southwest Division titles and three NBA titles since Parker entered the league. However, their relationship did not start off on such spectacular terms. "He didn't talk to me for a whole year," Parker said after practice Monday, reflecting on his rookie season in 2001-02 when it wasn't just a French-English language barrier that wedged a gap between the two. "It was kind of weird coming from France and you have your superstar player that doesn't talk to you as a point guard, it's kind of tough, you know? Because you're supposed to talk to everybody. ESPN.com

Parker said that he finally felt comfortable voicing his opinion to Duncan following their first championship together in 2003 and still fondly remembers the first conversation they had. "I was very happy," Parker said. "I remember I was very happy that he finally talked to me. I was like, 'Maybe I can stay in this team.' Because if Timmy doesn't talk to you, it would be tough to stay with the Spurs. Because he's the franchise. It would be tough." ESPN.com

April 9, 2014 Updates

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn't think Tony Parker's latest stay on the injury list will be a long one. The 31-year-old point guard did not travel with the team for Tuesday's 110-91 loss at Minnesota, and he will not be on hand for Thursday's game in Dallas. But Popovich says Parker, who is dealing with a sprained facet (pronounced fuh-SET) joint in his back, should be healthy enough to return at some point before the end of the regular season. “I don't think it's that serious,” Popovich said. “He got a (painkiller) shot in there, and he's got to let it calm down. For sure this week, the next couple of games, he's not going to be able to go.” San Antonio Express-News

April 7, 2014 Updates

Monday morning the All-Star point guard will be on his way to get an MRI exam after back spasms forced him to miss most of the Spurs' 112-92 home victory. Parker has missed 12 games this season, including five because of coach Gregg Popovich-mandated rest to allow various nagging injuries to heal. Parker made all four shots he attempted and scored 10 points before departing. “Hopefully, we get Tony back going as soon as possible, 100 percent,” said Cory Joseph, who started the second half in Parker's place. “If I do have to step in I'll be ready. I'll be focused.” San Antonio Express-News

April 4, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker: When (Duncan and Ginobili) retire, it will be weird. It will create a big hole in the locker room. I hope it will be as late as possible. I know they both have another year of contract. I know they will play next year, and we'll see after that. They are healthy. Popovich takes care of players' bodies and maybe they will want to continue after that. In any case, I hope to play as long as possible with them. Basket-Infos

March 27, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker confirmed to TP Show (via Catch-and-Shoot) that Livio Jean-Charles will remain with ASVEL Villeurbanne next season. The guard missed the entire season due to a knee injury and will return next summer. Jean-Charles has been selected by the Spurs in the 2013 NBA Draft with the 28th overall pick. "I have already talked with the Spurs" said Parker. "He will stay with ASVEL next season. They believe he will have a breakout season" added Parker. Sportando

March 24, 2014 Updates
March 21, 2014 Updates

San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker has now become the majority share holder in French club ASVEL according to French site L’Equipe. Parker, who served as the team’s Vice President of Basketball Operations, will take the helm of the team in May where he will become the club’s President after acquiring a majority of the shares. “I decided to buy the whole club. Now I’m the majority shareholder and from the end of May I will be president of the Asvel “said Parker. ProjectSpurs.com

March 14, 2014 Updates
March 12, 2014 Updates

The All-Star point guard had 18 of his points in the first half, and a dozen in the first 61/2 minutes, as the Spurs built a lead that got as high as 32 points. “He was huge,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “He was aggressive for himself and his teammates and made a lot of things happen.” Said Ginobili: “Tony showed the way for us.” San Antonio Express-News

March 10, 2014 Updates

Me: Who has really worn you out on it this season? TB: Chris Paul and Tony Parker, I would say, in the pick and roll specifically. I've played against, pretty much, all the guards, and there are some real tough guards in this league. But I think those two, in the pick and roll. Because, for one, they get the ball so low. Like, once they come off the screen, it's a 5- , 6-foot jumper for them. And if the big comes up, it's a lob to Blake [Griffin] or whoever it may be. NBA.com

March 4, 2014 Updates

Popovich and his Euro-darkhorse pilfering GM, R.C. Buford, are on Spurs version 3.0, having gone from the original Duncan-Robinson-Sean Elliott nucleus to Duncan-Parker-Ginobili, then to this team that was five seconds away last spring with Kawhi Leonard leading a young supporting cast. Of course, this season they’ve been hit with all sorts of injuries... saving Popovich the trouble of resting guys, who are recuperating instead. In Parker’s case, the “forseeable future” lasted 12 days before he returned to make 10 of 15 shots in a victory over Dallas. Seems like a long run, if you ever stop to think about it. “I do,” said Popovich. “So the next time it gets turned over, somebody else is going to be there.” Forbes.com

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