According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojanrowski, four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobli has accepted a role with the San Antonio Spurs to become a special advisor to basketball operations in what will be a “player-centric” development role.
A 16-year NBA veteran, Ginobili his entire career with the Spurs before retiring in 2018. Ginobli helped lead San Antonio to multiple Finals as a fixture of their dynasty, making two All-Star games and winning the 2008 Sixth Man of the Year award along the way.
His eccentric style of play led him to become a favorite in San Antonio alongside legends Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
Ginobili also has a decorated international career, being named a two-time Italian League MVP; EuroLeague Finals MVP; and playing for the Argentinian Olympic team on four occasions, where he would win two medals while playing a major role.