Longtime Spurs Stalwart Sean Elliott Signing Autographs (Photo)
Lance Martinez of My Detroit Sports provides this photo of former Spurs All-Star forward/current color analyst Sean Elliott signing autographs. The shot was gathered during the regular season, in what turned out to be the Spurs final appearance at the now former Pistons arena, The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Elliott, an Arizona alum, was a two-time Pac-10 player of the year (1988, 1989), amid leading the Wildcats to the 1988 Final Four. The Tucson native played 12 years in the NBA, with all but one occurring in San Antonio. Elliott spent a single season with the Pistons, during the 1993-1994 campaign.
For his career, the two-time All-Star averaged 14.2 points per game, while serving as an integral member of the Spurs 1999 NBA championship team.
Elliott missed the entire 1999-2000 season, after undergoing a kidney transplant, which came from his older brother Noel. The now 49-year-old was the first NBA player ever to come back from such a procedure. Amazingly, Elliott won the ’99 title while suffering with severe kidney issues.