Those legends who knew how to integrate the Golden Generation in the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 they are making headlines on the main portals of the world. In the week, Luis Scola was introduced as CEO of his last club, the Pallacanestro Varese of Italy. Now, Emanuel Ginobili shook the world from the NBA with a bomb: he will return to the basketball environment, but he will do it from outside the field of play.
Now, Manu will be the new special advisor of operations of the San antonio spurs, a franchise in which he became a legend and achieved four rings. According to the information that emerged in the last hours, the Argentine will fulfill a role that will be focused on the fromplayer development both on and off the court.
Manu: the idol of the NBA (REUTERS)
In this way, and while throughout these weeks they discussed the enormous possibility that the Argentine could enter the prestigious NBA Hall of Fame, Ginobili He will be linked again to the sport of his loves and to the best basketball league in the world, from another place but always united with the team that he still manages. Gregg popovich.
Without a doubt, Ginobili will always be synonymous with the San Antonio Spurs and vice versa after a legendary career that included the four rings already mentioned and endless moments that will remain on the retina and in the memory of the fans. This time, that symbolism and sense of belonging will be seen again at the AT&T Center, where its huge number 20 hangs from the ceiling.
Manu’s farewell (EFE)
Manu retired in 2018 after his team lost the playoff series to Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors.. The club decided to honor him and make a farewell celebration at the start of the 2019 season. The event occurred in the previous match of the Spurs against the Cleveland Cavaliers and finished 116-110 in favor of those of San Antonio. Three years after his last game, the living legend meets again with the club of his loves.
Manu at Spurs
Ginobili played 1,057 regular season games for the Spurs, of which 218 were in playoff series. Throughout his career he added a total of 14,043 points, 3,698 rebounds, 3,999 assists, 1,391 rebounds and 318 blocks. A real madness.