Tony Parker, French team ASVEL will meet next week to discuss arena dilemma

By Quixem Ramirez

April 18, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) controls the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Power Balance Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

ASVEL Villeurbanne and Tony Parker will meet next week to discuss the ongoing arena dilemma, in a development that has not come to fruition.

The initial plan was to upgrade their current arena to accommodate upwards of 15,000 fans. The forthcoming arena hasn’t advanced past the primordial stages and Parker (Vice President of Basketball Operations for ASVEL) isn’t happy. Should the two sides not come to an agreement, Parker may decide to sever his affiliation with the organization.

    “I have an appointment next week with shareholders (the club) and the Mayor of Lyon,” Parker told L’Equipe.     “My priority is to make (the Project) in Lyon, ASVEL because I started the story there and I brought Peter     Vincent, Laurent Foirest or others. But if they are, I would not be against other possibilities.”

Parker reiterated that he isn’t patient and he would be willing to find another European club willing to take the next step in their development rather than be content with mediocrity.