The San Antonio Express-News (Jeff McDonald) reports: Spurs general manager R.C. Buford acknowledged that Tiago Splitter has indeed informed the team that he won’t be coming to San Antonio next season (2008-09). Splitter, a first-round draft pick a year ago, has instead decided to sign an extension with Tau Ceramica that would keep him in the Spanish League through 2012. This would seem to make acquiring a power forward a priority for the Spurs this offseason. It would also seem to make Kurt Thomas, who is due to become a free agent July 1, an even more valuable commodity.