NBA and San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker revealed his intention to return to the league in the future.
Parker, the majority owner of both the men’s and women’s teams of ASVEL Villeurbanne in France, said he is enjoying his time and role with the EuroLeague and Pro A club. However, he didn’t rule out the possibility of returning to the NBA either as a coach or executive.
“I prefer the front office right now. I’m in my box, we just won a game, one of the semifinals in the French league, back-to-back champs. So I like the front office side.
And one of these days, I’ll try the NBA, but right now I want to give back to my country. It’s been a lot of fun owning the men’s team, the women’s team. And the academy that I’m building here, we have great young guys on my team.
We have maybe the number one draft pick in 2023. He’s 17 right now, he’s playing unbelievable. So it’s been a lot of fun giving back to my country.
But one of these days, you know, when coach Pop retires, maybe I’ll come back [laughs],” Tony Parker said, via Prince J. Grimes of USA TODAY SPORTS.
Tony Parker spent 17 years with the Spurs (2001-2018) and won the NBA championship four times (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014). He retired from basketball in 2019.