The San Antonio Spurs agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with Tony Parker on Friday, first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
Whether this is the 32-year-old’s final contract or not, don’t expect to see Parker ever wearing another NBA uniform. The four-time NBA champion made it clear that he wants to finish his career with the Spurs.
“I’m very happy and I want to play for the Spurs my whole career and be a Spur for life,” Parker, who will be 36 upon the expiration of his extended deal, told the Express-News. “I love San Antonio and want to live here when my career is over. I love the city, I love the people and our great fans. I couldn’t be happier.”
“It’s unbelievable and I don’t take it for granted,” Parker said. “It’s unbelievable what we’ve accomplished and hopefully we can do more together.”
No one should be surprised by any of these comments from Parker. The Spurs have a first-class organization and its key players such as Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan have fully bought into the franchise’s mission throughout the years. It would be absolutely stunning if even one of the Big Three didn’t retire a Spur.
Parker averaged 16.7 points (49.9 percent shooting from the floor), 5.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game this past season, while ultimately leading the Spurs to another NBA title.
Parker’s newest deal will pay him $43 million throughout the life of the contract.