Manu Ginobili's No. 20 jersey retirement ceremony to take place Thursday
Special postgame event will be after Spurs-Cavs game
SAN ANTONIO – Former San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili's No. 20 jersey retirement ceremony will take place Thursday night.
The silver and black are hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers at the AT&T Center.
A special postgame ceremony honoring Ginobili will take place on the hardwood and will be broadcast on FOX Sports Southwest.
Before the start of this year's season, Ginobili revealed his retirement on his Twitter account after playing 16 seasons with the Spurs, who took him at the No. 57 pick in the 1999 NBA Draft.
Ginobili retired as the Spurs all-time leader in three-pointers made (1,495) and steals (1,392), while ranking third in games played (1,057), fourth in assists (4,001), fourth in free throws made (3,380) and fifth in points (14,043).
Manu Ginobili will become the ninth player in Spurs history to have his number retired. He joins:— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 30, 2018
Bruce Bowen (12)
Tim Duncan (21)
Sean Elliott (32)
George Gervin (44)
Avery Johnson (6)
Johnny Moore (00)
David Robinson (50)
James Silas (13)#GraciasManu pic.twitter.com/4ZQx5LI4Uo
Ginobili, who won the 2008 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2008 and 2011; he was a two-time All-Star in 2005 and 2011.
Ginobili is the ninth player in franchise history to have his number raised in the rafters, joining Tim Duncan (21), David Robinson (50), Bruce Bowen (12), Sean Elliott (32), George Gervin (44) and other Spurs legends.
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they will retire Manu Ginobili’s No. 20 jersey on Thursday, March 28 when the Silver and Black host the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7:30pm CT. #GraciasManu— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 30, 2018
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