As reported by Catch-and-Shoot, Tony Parker signed a deal with ASVEL Villeurbanne where he will be playing during the NBA lockout. The French PG called a press conference for Thursday where he will officially announce his signing.
Parker will make his debut against Paris-Levallois in the French Pro A 2nd round and will miss the first game against Roanne. 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.