Parker, however, had an option to avoid basketball fans from recalibrating their expectations for next season, as he also had an offer on his table from the Spurs to keep him in San Antonio, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN's Undefeated.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave a heartfelt goodbye to the Spurs icon on Friday after Parker agreed to a deal with the Hornets, too.
Tony Parker, the longest-tenured member of the franchise, has agreed to terms with the Hornets on a two-year, $10 million deal, Yahoo Sports reported. Parker has spent the last 17 seasons with the Spurs winning four NBA Championships and being named to six All-Star teams during that run. With Popovich's blessing, Parker will see out his illustrious career in the Eastern Conference, in a more prominent role alongside Kemba Walker, himself the subject of trade rumors.
The veteran French point guard chose to seek a new challenge after slipping behind Patty Mills, Dejounte Murray and Derrick White in the pecking order.
After returning from a quad injury, he played 55 games last season, but averaged career-low numbers with 7.7 points and 3.5 assists per game.
Leonard is now seeking a trade after playing in only nine games last season because of his injured right quad. We are grateful to Tony for 17 years of truly awesome memories.
"All of us in the Spurs organization will miss having Tony in our program and wish him and his family the best as he continues his remarkable career in Charlotte", Popovich said. Popovich and Spurs star Tim Duncan combined for 157 playoff wins.
In March, a frustrated Parker told the media that his injury was "a hundred times worse" than Leonard's.
The Denver Nuggets were also reportedly interested in Parker. And Parker is close friends with Charlotte's Nicolas Batum, who predictably was thrilled by the news.
Vermitsky said his client has had to take his wife and children away from their home to a safe location. The statement did not mention him by name but said that he is no longer employed with the company.
Revised figures for April and May bring the monthly average for this year to 214,000 jobs-up from 182,000 the year before. Major trade partners, including China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union, have retaliated with their own tariffs.
North Korea declared on New Year's Day that it no longer needed those tests because it had perfected its nuclear weapons program. The South Koreans will play against the North Korean men's and women's teams on Thursday before returning home on Friday.
Andrew Wheeler , the EPA's deputy administrator and former coal lobbyist, will assume the position upon Pruitt's departure . On Friday, his final day in office, Pruitt was back at the EPA building in downtown Washington to say goodbye to aides.
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It turns out Chestnut didn't take down the 64 dogs as noted by the manual counter situated over his head during the competition. Nothing says the Fourth of July like barbecues, fireworks and Joey Chestnut winning the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest .
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