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Manu Ginobili Could Retire

San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili is seriously considering retirement from the NBA and will meet Gregg Popovich this week.

Manu Ginobili, the 41 year old future hall of famer will discuss his future with the San Antonio Spurs coach.

According to ESPN, Manu Ginobili has been working out at the Spurs’ training facility this offseason. He hasn’t yet made a final decision over his future.

If he retires, it would bring to an end an historic 16 year stint with the San Antonio Spurs. Over that time, Ginobili has won four NBA Championships with the team.

 

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Gregg Popovich is travelling back from Europe, where he participated in the Basketball Without Borders event in Belgrade.

NBA sources say that San Antonio hope Ginobili will be with them for the upcoming season. The team will allow him as much time as he needs to make a decision. He has one year left on his contract which is worth $2.5 million.

 

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Ginobili is a two time NBA All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist for Argentina and a Euroleague MVP. For the Spurs, he has played 1,057 regular season games and 218 playoff games.

He ranks in the team’s top five in games played, points (14,043), assists (4,001) and steals (1,392). Last season, he averaged 8.9 points in 20 minutes a game for San Antonio.

After starring in Europe, he was the 57th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. He joined the San Antonio Spurs in 2002 and never looked back.

Ginobili is known for his unconventional style, with his penchant for the dramatic and spectacular. Spurs fans will remember how he teamed up with Tom Duncan and Tony Parker to bring about a golden era in the modern age for San Antonio.

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