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ASVEL BASKET lands Tony Parker
October 5, 2011
Tony Parker France (Photo: FIBA Europe / Castoria / Wiedensohler)Asvel Basket announced that point guard Tony Parker, who also serves as its managing director of basketball operations, will play for the club this season. Parker (1.83 meters, 29 years old) arrives from San Antonio of the NBA, where he has played in each of the last 10 seasons. He led the Spurs to NBA titles in 2003, 2005 and 2007, when he was chosen as the Finals MVP. Last season, Parker averaged 17.5 points and 6.6 assists in 78 NBA games. He has accumulated 12,481 points and 4,285 assists in 746 regular season games, as well as 2,591 points and 682 assists in 138 playoffs showdowns. Parker started his career with INSEP and also played for Paris SG before joining San Antonio. He is also a regular member of the French national team, which he led to the EuroBasket 2011 title game this summer. Parker was the top scorer at EuroBasket 2011 with 22.1 points per game and was chosen to the All-Tournament team. He will be introduced at a press conference on Thursday.
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