Posted February 18, 2014

Gregg Popovich: Tony Parker out for ‘foreseeable future’

Tony Parker is in his 13th year in the NBA. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Spurs point guard Tony Parker is in his 13th year in the NBA. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says guard Tony Parker is out for the “foreseeable future,” reports Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News

Popovich was evasive regarding what would keep Parker, who played 11 minutes in Sunday’s All-Star Game, off the court, citing a “a variety of maladies.”

The Spurs have a history of giving their aging core of Parker, Ginobili and Duncan extended breaks to rest throughout the season. Parker had been sidelined with lower back pain earlier this month.

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The Spurs are scheduled to play the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns this week as they finish a nine-game road trip.


I really wish they had hung on and won the title last season.  They play team basketball, the right way.  They are more than their parts. 

Father Time has caught this team though.  Last year they played the defending champs to basically a draw and many thought they were going to win last years finals as game 6 wound down.

There are rumors that Duncan might retire after this season.  I have no idea but it seems like something he would do.  He doesn't need the money, he's won championships, MVP's etc... so why hang on and play when there is no realistic shot at a championship.

I wonder when Pop will retire?  Can't be long after Duncan goes...