Several years after his retirement, Manu Ginobili will make its comeback in the NBA microcosm! And obviously, he could not return in any franchise other than the Spurs! The leaders found him a whole new role.
The Spurs are a big family, perhaps more than any other franchise in the NBA. The only professional team in San Antonio, the players of the franchise are necessarily considered demigods by the many fans, which logically reinforces this feeling of belonging to these colors, this room, this community. Moreover, retirees like to come back.
Tim Duncan, who is arguably the greatest player in franchise history, for example occupies the role of assistant on the bench alongside Gregg Popovich. The GOAT of strong wingers would like to get into coaching, and what better place to take their first steps than a city, a team, and a management that they know by heart?
It is therefore not necessarily a surprise to learn this Friday the return of Manu Ginobili in the organization chart of the franchise! Three years after his retirement from sports, the Argentine genius will become a man of the shadows, since he will occupy a supervisory role in Texas. It was Marc Stein who revealed this information that will make fans smile.
The Spurs have just officially named Manu Ginobili as a special advisor in basketball operations… one of 15 additions or promotions (all listed below) for the organization.
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– Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 24, 2021
The Spurs have officially appointed Manu Ginobili as special adviser in basketball operations. One of 15 additions / promotions in the franchise.
Difficult to define the role of a special adviser in the NBA, but Manu Ginobili will undoubtedly have a little weight in the various decision-making on the sporting level this season in San Antonio. A surprise announcement that nobody expected, and it was obviously the will of the left-hander. Contrary to his passage on the floors, where he was flamboyant, Manu wants a peaceful reconversion.
Manu wants to keep his return low key, so no interviews or hoopla of any sort. In fact, the news came in a press release that detailed many other staff “additions and promotions.” The news about Manu wasn’t mentioned until the third paragraph.
– Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) September 24, 2021
Manu wants his return to remain discreet, so no interview or other solicitation. His name was not mentioned in the press release until the third paragraph.
The Spurs are not crazy, they know that relying on the Big 3 that made the heyday of the franchise is a good idea. It does not lack more than Tony Parker to come full circle.