Longtime San Antonio legend Tony Parker has agreed to a two-year deal worth $10 million to join the Charlotte Hornets. Parker leaves the San Antonio Spurs after 17 seasons, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 36-year-old Frenchman spoke with San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich to inform him he would be joining the Hornets despite the Spurs’ interest in keeping him, per  Wojnarowski.

That deal was more than he would likely have received in San Antonio had he stayed. Plus he joins a Hornets team with former Spurs coach James Borrego and will likely have a larger role.

Parker was selected by San Antonio in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft, 28th overall pick, and helped the Spurs win four NBA titles. In 2007 he was named the NBA Finals MVP after the Spurs swept LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Last season, Parker saw Dejounte Murray move into the starting point guard spot and humbly took a role off the bench as Murray’s backup. He saw action in 55 games, averaging 7.7 points, 3.6 assists, and 1.7 rebounds in 19.5 minutes for San Antonio last season. This includes a season-high 23 points versus Memphis.

Parker seems like the first domino to have fallen in San Antonio this off-season. Many speculate that it’s a matter of time before  Kawhi Leonard also departs.