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Matt Bonner retires, joins Spurs TV broadcast as studio analyst

Former Spurs forward to make debut Jan. 10, played 10 seasons in San Antonio

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


SAN ANTONIO – Former Spurs forward and fan favorite Matt Bonner will join the TV broadcast team as a studio analyst, the team announced on Friday.

Bonner, who also announced his retirement on Friday, will team up with Andrew Monaco in the studio for Spurs-produced home broadcasts and select road contests. 

Known as the "Red Rocket" and "Red Mamba" during his playing days, Bonner will make his debut Tuesday on FOX Sports Southwest "Spurs Live" pregame show.

In addition to his pre- and post-game show duties, Bonner will also contribute to the Spurs digital properties and select Austin Spurs and San Antonio Stars broadcasts. 

Bonner played 12 seasons in the NBA, including 10 straight with the Spurs after two seasons with the Toronto Raptors. He won two championships with the Spurs. 

He is the Spurs all-time leader in three-point field goal percentage (.413 percent, minimum of 250 3-point FG), fourth in three-point field goals made (656), and eighth in games played (632). 

Bonner appeared in a total of 792 regular season games, averaging nearly six points and three rebounds per game.

Because of his personality, Bonner was one of the more popular Spurs players during his time in the Alamo City.

Aside from the nicknames, Bonner also appeared on a limited edition Big Red soda bottle.

In classic Bonner fashion, he announced his retirement on Twitter with a pre-produced video that shows his sense of humor. You can watch the video below or click here.


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