Manu Ginobili Thinking of Retiring in Two Years

by July 15, 2011
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According to Manu Ginobili, when he turns 36 in a couple of years, it may be time to hang up his sneakers for good. From Hoopsworld (via the Argentinian paper Todo Noticias): “The truth is that I have set the date of my retirement, but I have two years left on this contract in San Antonio, and I will reach age 36. I think it may be an appropriate age to stop playing,’ Ginobili stated. Ginobili will turn 34 later this month and has been an integral part of the Spurs’ success since joining the club in 2003. San Antonio has recorded at least 50 wins in each season since his arrival and have captured three championships along the way. Ginobili, the 2008 Sixth Man of the Year, also closed the door somewhat on returning to play in his home country once his NBA days were finished. ‘I never had the desire to play in the country and retire at home. I always thought about retiring at the highest level,’ Ginobili stated.”