Tony Parker Breaks Spurs Assists Record
On a Saturday night more than a decade later, in the Spurs’ 107-96 victory over NBA-leading Oklahoma City, Parker replaced Avery Johnson in the record books. With nine assists, (Tony) Parker passed Johnson as the team’s all-time leader with 4,477.
(Greg) Popovich, ever the whip to Parker’s backside, feigned being unimpressed.
“He’s been here a long time,” Popovich said with a shrug and, if you looked closely enough, a smile. “He should have a lot of assists.”
In passing Johnson on the Spurs’ assist chart, however, Parker did something his predecessor could never do.