4-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili — one of many best worldwide gamers in basketball historical past — is returning to the San Antonio Spurs as a particular adviser to basketball operations, the crew introduced Friday.
Ginobili, 44, will work in a player-centric position specializing in the on-and-off courtroom improvement of a younger Spurs roster, sources informed ESPN.
Since his NBA retirement in 2018 after 16 seasons with San Antonio, the group has been persistent in attempting to persuade Ginobili of taking up an organizational position with the franchise.
Ginobili constructed a repute as one of many nice teammates and leaders within the sport, and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, CEO R.C. Buford and normal supervisor Brian Wright have needed his affect in advancing the crew’s tradition to the subsequent technology of gamers and workers.
Ginobili was a two-time All-Star and the 2008 Sixth Man of the Yr award winner in his 16-year NBA profession with the Spurs. He additionally had a embellished worldwide basketball profession that included profitable an Olympic gold medal for Argentina and incomes MVP within the EuroLeague.