Monday , Aug , 29 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Spurs ink veteran Van Exel

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – The San Antonio Spurs signed veteran guard
Nick Van Exel on Monday. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not
disclosed.

Van Exel, who has spent time with five different NBA clubs, averaged a career-
low 11.1 points per contest in 53 games with Portland last season.

“We are very happy to have Nick as a part of our team,” said Spurs head coach
Gregg Popovich. “His leadership and skills will be assets at both ends of the
floor.”

A product of the University of Cincinnati, Van Exel has a career average of
15.1 ppg game, while hauling down 3.0 rpg per to go along with 6.9 apg in 815
regular-season games with the Lakers, Denver, Dallas, Golden State and the
Trail Blazers.

Van Exel has flourished from beyond the arc in his career, nailing 1,473
three-point field goals which rank him fifth all-time in the NBA and first
among active players.

SAN