Spurs Hold Pre-Draft Workout – Jeremy Pargo

By mrehome

The Spurs conducted a pre-draft workout with Gonzaga point guard Jeremy Pargo, the younger brother of one-time San Antonio target Jannero Pargo(notes). The elder Pargo could once again be in the Spurs’ plans, since his contract with Russian club Dynamo Moscow is done.

The younger Pargo (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) played all four years at Gonzaga and became one of the top playmakers in college ball. Considered by many a project, he could fall into the second round.

The Spurs have three second-round picks. Another possible target, if he stays in the draft, is 20-year-old Israeli forward Omri Casspi. The Spurs, one of the league’s most successful teams drafting international players, have followed the 6-foot-8 small forward since he was about 17.

More News:

• Former Spurs forward Robert Horry is leaning toward retirement. He didn’t play this past season after suiting up for San Antonio during the 2007-08 season. Horry may go into coaching or continue broadcasting work.

“I’m more interested in those gigs,” he said. “I just started putting my name out there.”

Horry made his name, Big Shot Rob, on his ability to knock down shots in the clutch.

“I think I have a respect around the league where guys will respect the knowledge I have,” he said. “I’m a crossroads guy, and I have knowledge from both big-time eras.”

 • The Spurs won preliminary approval for a $4 million, taxpayer-funded practice facility at the AT&T Center complex for the minor league hockey team owned by the franchise.

The funds would come from $10 million that was leftover from the 1999 bond issue that financed arena’s construction. The Spurs haven’t worked out where the practice facility would be located.

 Quote To Note:   “It creates an environment where if you don’t get there, it’s hard to say, ‘Oh wow, we had a great time this year.’ You want to get there again.”—F Bruce Bowen(notes), on success breeding expectations.

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