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San Antonio Spurs Retire Tony Parker's No. 9 JerseyWibbitz
San Antonio Spurs Retire Tony Parker's No. 9 Jersey. The ceremony took place on Monday night after the Spurs game against the Memphis Grizzlies. San Antonio selected Parker with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft. The French point guard played for the Spurs for 17 seasons. He won four NBA titles with the Spurs, including the 2007 NBA Finals MVP. "Thanks for all those years. It was a crazy ride." - Tony Parker, via statement. "If somebody has exhibited a long career of excellence on the field, on the court and at the same time done it with class ... a jersey retirement will naturally follow." - Gregg Popovich, Spurs coach, via statement. "It doesn't happen very often. But when it does happen, that individual was very special. And that was certainly Tony." - Gregg Popovich, via statement. Fans in attendance were given black T-shirts that said, "Merci Tony."