Tony Parker

Entrepreneur

William Anthony Parker II, also known as Tony Parker, is a former professional basketball player. He played two years for Paris Basket Racing in the French basketball league before joining the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Spurs with the 28th overall pick in the NBA draft in 2001, and quickly became their playmaker. Parker has won four NBA championships (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014), all with the Spurs. He also played for LDLC ASVEL in France during the NBA lockout in 2011 and ended his career after a season with the Charlotte Hornets. Tony Parker has been named to six NBA All-Star games, three NBA second teams and one NBA third team. He was the MVP of the 2007 NBA Finals. He also represented the French national team at international games, with whom he won a gold medal in 2013.
Tony Parker is far from being limited to the purely sporting field. Even before the end of his career, the former All Star presented himself as a businessman. First of all, in 2009, he became the majority shareholder of the French professional basketball club LDLC ASVEL, of which he became president in 2014. He is also the majority shareholder of the French women team Lyon Basket since 2016. A businessman with many different hats, Tony Parker has been able to invest in various fields such as tourism with the purchase of the Villard-de-Lans Corrençon ski resort in the Alps; film production, as he notably contributed to the film "Birth of a Nation" in 2016; the field of education with the Tony Parker Adequate Academy; and his investment with the 2024 Olympic Games and with Infinity Nine Media, his own film production and communication agency.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Par Coeur Gala: Charity Dinner
- San Antonio Zoo: Member of the Board of Directors
- Received the Legion of Honour from former French President Nicolas Sarkozy
- Received the National Order of Merit from Jean Michel Aulas