A months-old story finally came to resolution this morning, as Asvel Villeurbanne announced that San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will be playing for the Pro A team in which he holds a position as director of operations, pending the ending of the NBA lockout.
In an official statement, club officials stated that “Asvel Basket welcomes with great pleasure the arrival of Tony Parker, one of the best basketball players in French history. Following the uncertainty of recent weeks, the club is delighted that this transaction has been finalized.
“The new Asvel playmaker will discuss his decision at a news conference to be held on Thursday, October 6 at noon (6am EST) in Paris; also in attendance will be Asvel president Gilles Moretton.
“Another press conference will be held in Lyon on Thursday, October 6 at the Astroballe in the presence of Laurent Foirest, Asvel basketball operations manager and head coach.”