SAN ANTONIO — (The video above was published prior to the Spurs' 2020-21 season.)
It's the end of an era in San Antonio.
According to an ESPN report, longtime San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills has signed with the Brooklyn Nets on a two-year deal.
Mills was the lone remaining player from the Spurs dynasty. He helped the Spurs capture the 2014 title and was known as the “heart and soul” of the team.
Many young players that have come through the Spurs' system leaned on him for guidance, and during the NBA “bubble” season, he was willing to take a back seat and allowed young players to take his minutes to develop.
He spent 10 seasons with the Spurs and averaged 9.4 points, 2.4 assists and 1.8 rebounds. He was an inspiration in the San Antonio community.
Mills departing is not that much of a surprise.
He is still playing at a high level and spoke with GQ Australia ahead of the 2020-21 season, saying he is nowhere near the end of his pro career.
Mills will contribute greatly on a Nets team stacked with top NBA talent as the Spurs move away from veteran play on the roster.