Found June 24, 2013 on
Nando De Colo
San Antonio Spurs
Los Angeles Clippers
Portland Trail Blazers
With the 2012-13 NBA season over, some players will now be turning their attention to summer play with their respective countries for Olympic qualifying tournaments.
For San Antonio Spurs French contingency of Tony Parker, Nando De Colo and Boris Diaw, that means summer play with Team France for Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia.
The trio have been named to the initial roster for Team France along with other French NBA players such as Ronny Turiaf, Evan Fournier and Nicolas Batum.
Here is the complete 17-man preliminary roster:
Among those invited are three players who play in Spanish clubs: Thomas Heurtel (Vitoria), Kim Tillie (CB Murcia) and Florent Pietrus (Valencia)
The list of 17 players who will be in 12 in the coming weeks, is composed by: Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs / USA), Leo Westermann (Partizan Belgrade / SRB), Antoine Diot (Paris-Levallois/FRA), Thomas Heurtel (Vitoria / ESP), Evan Fournier (Denver Nuggets / USA), Nando De Colo (San Antonio Spur...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The San Antonio Spurs are unlikely to make significant changes to their roster after losing Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
“People have been telling us we need to get younger 15 years ago,” Gregg Popovich said. “At one point I guess we will be too old. Who knows when that is? Going to the conference finals last year and the Finals this year proves something is going right. I think...
FANCY ANOTHER GO?
Manu Ginobili is aging and did not play well in the NBA Finals, but the Argentine says he does not have plans to retire.
Throughout much of the Finals, Tracy McGrady has been an obsession for the media.
T-Mac was once the superstar of the NBA, a legitimate scoring champion and one of the best players in the league. There were legitimate arguments between McGrady and Kobe Bryant when McGrady was in the league. That is something you can forget when you watch McGrady, now at 34 years old and a time...
What do you do when your team suffers an agonizing defeat when a championship was within grasp?
Well, if you're Danny Green, you go out to a Miami nightclub for a night of deafening loud music and mixed drinks. Unfortunately for Green, it also happened to be the same South Beach club that LeBron James and the Heat chose to celebrate their winning of the Larry O'Brien Trophy...
Ryan Richards will participate on the San Antonio Spurs' Summer League team.
Richards was drafted in 2010 by the Spurs.
The San Antonio Spurs were “oh so close” to bringing home their fifth NBA title in 15 years. When I say “oh so close,” I mean they were up five points, and they were 28 seconds away from likely reeling in the Larry O’Brien trophy (key word being likely.) ”It isn’t over ’till it’s over” and “it isn’t over ’till the fat lady sings” are phrases that will...
Tim Duncan has had a career of pure excellence. For 16 seasons, it has been all about consistent winning, key plays and making himself and his teammates better. Rarely does Duncan let anything emote from him in victory or defeat just expecting victory like he was born to do it -- and he very well might have been.
Duncan has faced plenty of adversity in his career, but maintained...
The Spurs have announced they will play 4 regular season games in Mexico City in 2014. Sounds like a super safe idea. In a related story, here’s a video of FX’s new series about women who are brutally murdered and cut in half south of the border. Enjoy!
Manu Didn’t Sleep Well
McNabb Is An Idiot
The long-running joke after every major sports championship is that the loser automatically becomes the winner in whatever third-world country the unused, non-actual-champion t-shirts are sent to. For San Antonio Spurs fans lamenting their recent loss to the Miami Heat, it didn’t take a trip overseas to see what it’s like to be Fake 2013 NBA Champions, as NBATV inadvertently...
Fresh off losing the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat, Spurs guard Danny Green celebrated his 26th birthday at Club Rio in San Antonio Friday night. The whole club, led by teammate DeJuan Blair, sang Happy Birthday to Green as the cake came out and he even did a special birthday dance [fast forward to 2:15].
After capturing back-to-back NBA titles, the Miami Heat were celebrating in Miami when word got out San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green was out partying with members of the Heat. Considering Green and the Spurs were on the losing end, some rushed to judgment thinking Green was fraternizing with the enemy.
Needless to say, it was much to do about nothing and Green took Twitter...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown has been interviewed by the Denver Nuggets for their vacant head coaching position.
San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown has emerged as a serious candidate for the Denver Nuggets' head-coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Brown traveled to Denver and...
The Philadelphia 76ers have had problems finding consistency in the head coaching position, and San Antonio Spurs Brett Brown may be their next coach in line.
Brown, an assistant under Greg Popovich for seven years, is receiving a ton of interest from the Sixers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Denver Nuggets showed some desire in his services before hiring...
The 2012-13 NBA season is barely over but plans are already in motion for games heading into the new season.
According to Mexican site Vanguardia, the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves will face off in Mexico City December 4, 2013 in a regular season matchup. It'll be the first NBA game played in Mexico since the Mavericks and Rockets played there in 1992 in the...