Posted by sasilverandblack on November 1st, 2010
Tony Parker has relayed the message of wanting to stay in San Antonio for a long time, it was just a matter of the Spurs front office in offering him a new contract. Well, the speculation has ended, and in a rather abrupt fashion.
The contract extension is worth $50 million over four years and is the third one the front office has completed since April. Manu Ginobili and Richard Jefferson were the first two to be extended. Despite a number of rumors swirling around Parker’s future after this year, he is staying with the Spurs, at least for the next four years. I thought the front office would give him more time to prove he can still produce on the court, but apparently that wasn’t needed.
Parker’s extension was a pleasant surprise. I thought all of the trade rumors to the Knicks and what not were far-fetched and annoying. It must have been annoying for him to hear on a regular basis.
Now that Parker is going to be a Spur for a while, the team can press on full steam ahead with full confidence in their floor general.