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(OFFICIAL) Spurs obtain Stephen Jackson from Warriors

SAN ANTONIO (March 15, 2012)The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have obtained forward Stephen Jackson from the Golden State Warriors. In exchange, San Antonio sent Richard Jefferson, T.J. Ford and a protected 2012 first round draft pick to the Warriors.

The 6-8, 220-pound Jackson spent two seasons (2001-03) in San Antonio and was a part of the 2003 NBA Championship team. In his two seasons with the Silver and Black, Jackson averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.36 steals in 24.1 minutes. During the Spurs 2003 championship run, Jackson started all 24 games, averaging 12.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.38 steals in 33.8 minutes.

Jackson, 33, started the 2011-12 season with the Milwaukee Bucks, before being traded to Golden State on March 13. In 26 games with the Bucks, Jackson averaged 10.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 27.4 minutes.

An 11-year NBA veteran, Jackson has appeared in 773 career games, averaging 16.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 33.3 minutes.­ He has seen action in 58 playoff games, averaging 15.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.53 steals in 36.5 minutes.