TP9 returns to San Antonio!
Earlier this month, former Spurs point guard Tony Parker announced his retirement from the NBA – a year after leaving San Antonio to play for the Charlotte Hornets. Many people, especially here in San Antonio, have been saddened by the news of the official end of the beloved Big 3 era.
However, just because Parker will no longer be on the pitch doesn’t mean that you won’t see or hear from him in town anymore. It was announced on Tuesday that Parker would be returning to San Antonio to work for a consulting firm, Northrock Partners.
According to their website, Minneapolis-based Northrock oversees $ 1.5 billion in assets and provides financial management services to high net worth individuals with help with everything from tax preparation to estate planning, through family foundations and more. The firm also has offices in Seattle, Manhattan and Alexandria.
Parker will lead the sports, arts and entertainment division at Northrock’s new San Antonio offices, which are slated to open later this year. With his team of 20 staff, he will help other athletes, artists and artists manage their money and futures by providing various investment strategy services.
A former client of Northrock, Parker began working with the company last year as part of a real estate investment. As his time with them continued, he eventually signed a deal with the company to become a retired full-time employee of the NBA.
He is not the first former professional athlete to provide financial advice. He joined the ranks of Steve Finley in baseball, Brian Bellows in hockey and Wayne Chrebet in football to move from sports to finance.
Parker’s 18-year career in the NBA has included many accolades and accomplishments. He acquired six All-Star caps, a 2007 NBA Finals MVP and four NBA league titles with the San Antonio Spurs. Sports media have predicted that Parker will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2023 and may even sign a one-day contract with Spurs to retire as a member of the squad.
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