Spurs set date for Tony Parker's jersey retirement

Parker's No. 9 to be retired Nov. 11 after Memphis game

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SAN ANTONIO – It will not take long for Tony Parker to join his Big Three teammates Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, and other Spurs greats in the rafters at the AT&T Center. 

The Spurs officially announced Friday afternoon that Parker’s No. 9 jersey will be retired by the franchise on Nov. 11 after their home games against the Memphis Grizzlies. 

The French newspaper, Le Parisien, originally reported the date.  

Parker retired this offseason after 18 seasons in the NBA, 17 of those in San Antonio.

Parker won four championship with the Spurs and was named NBA Finals MVP in 2007.

The point guard from France was a four-time All-NBA performer (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014) and a six-time NBA All-Star (2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014) with the Spurs.

Parker is the Spurs NBA leader in assists (6,829), while ranking second in games played (1,198), fourth in points (18,943) and steals (1,032), fifth in free throws made (3,309) and sixth in rebounds (3,313). 

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Parker will be the 10th Spurs player to have his number retired. The last two were Tim Duncan (21) in 2016 and Manu Ginobili (20) last season.

Bruce Bowen (12), Sean Elliott (32), George Gervin (44), Avery Johnson (6), Johnny Moore (00), David Robinson (50) and James Silas (13) are the other Spurs greats to have their numbers retired.


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