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Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

Posted on: October 5, 2011 1:25 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Tony Parker, owner of ASVEL in France, made a big signing today. He signed Tony Parker.

Via Sportando:
In the meantime, at Radio Montecarlo, Parker confirmed the deal: ‘Today I can say that I signed with ASVEL for the lockout period. I took my decision on Monday. For me it is a big honor to return to France and it is a logical choice to play for ASVEL”. As reported by Basketusa.com, Parker accepted to play for the minimum salary, €1.500 per month and paid his own insurance. ‘I had a rich offer from China and an important one from Barcelona, but I said since the beginning I would have played just in France’ said Parker.
A previous issue was Parker's insurance but he's already said he'd pay for that himself.

Parker, like a lot of other players, was waiting a little bit before committing to anything overseas. Already more than 50 NBA players have signed to player in Europe or China, but the biggest names have mostly held out. Labor negotiations are still ongoing, but already preseason games have been cancelled as well as training camps postponed. With the lockout threatening to delay the start of the regular season by Monday, Tony Parker just made the decision it would be best to sign with Tony Parker.

I assume Tony Parker gave Tony Parker and NBA out clause as well.

Parker will miss his team's first game but should make his debut next week against Paris-Levallois.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 9:52 am
 

Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

So...if Parker has a bad series of games does the owner bench him to teach him a lesson or trade him to another team. Tony Parker, thank you for breaking up your marriage to Eva Longoria. I never knew what she saw in you. You are alot younger than her and she is not bad looking for someone my age. 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2011 8:30 am
 

Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

Is he willing to lose $30 million this year ? If so, he should buy the Spurs and sign himself there, too.



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2011 12:55 am
 

Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

Why does the owner need to sign a contract cant he work minumum wage?



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

Maybe he'll become coach & be the real-life Jackie Moon



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

So what if the season does go on?  Do these players just not play in the NBA this year?
From what I've gathered, most of these deals have out clauses for if/when the NBA returns.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

So what if the season does go on?  Do these players just not play in the NBA this year?



Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

And, all the French chicks you could possibly want ...



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

This was an incredibly smart move by Tony Parker.  He gives his French a big boost, stays in shape and can get out of his latest contract without upseting the owner of his new team.  He's French, American, a basketball player and smart in business.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

Not sure why some of the posters here are complaining about. It's a smart move on the owner's part (Parker) to sign himself (Parker) to play on his team. That move alone has save the team hundred's of thousands if not millions. I call that a win-win deal.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Tony Parker signs to play for ASVEL

Negotiations in a mirror:


Tony Parker:  We'd like to sign you. 

Tony P:  I'm interested.  What kind of deal you got for me?  

Tony Parker:  Bag a prestzels, 6 pack of beer, and a seat on the end of the bench.
 
Tony P: How about playing time?

Tony Parker:  My team, my decision.

Tony P:  Since I don't have anything else going on, sure!


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