Manu Ginobili's No. 20 jersey retirement ceremony to take place Thursday

Special postgame event will be after Spurs-Cavs game

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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).

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.

Tickets can be purchased on Spurs.com or Ticketmaster.com

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