Hornets’ Parker: ‘I will retire as a Spur’

Former Spurs point guard Tony Parker spent this past season with the Hornets.

Tony Parker is now a member of the Charlotte Hornets but he will retire with the San Antonio Spurs.

So said Parker in an interview with the Chinese website Hupu.com.

“Yes, I will retire as a Spur,” Parker answered when asked if he could see himself signing a one-day contract at the end of his career, a la Paul Pierce with the Boston Celtics.

Parker, 36, signed a two-year contract with the Hornets worth a reported $10.25 million this offseason. He spent the first 17 years of his career with the Spurs.

The 6-foot-2 point guard appeared in 55 games last season, compiling averages of 7.7 points and 3.5 assists, shooting 45.9 percent from the floor.

Parker was drafted by the Spurs in 2002 and won four championships with the organization — so it’s no surprise he wants to retire there and it will be no surprise if the Spurs are honored to have him do so.