Spurs legend Manu Ginobili returning to franchise in front office role

Ginobili named special advisor to basketball operations

(Manu Ginobili jersey retirement/AP Images)
(Manu Ginobili jersey retirement/AP Images)

SAN ANTONIO – Spurs legend and 4-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili is returning to the franchise in a front office role.

The Spurs announced Friday that Ginobili has been named special advisor to basketball operations. He will focus on player development on and off the court.

Ginobili returns to the Spurs following a 16-year playing career with San Antonio. He is the Spurs all-time leader in three-pointers made (1,495) and steals (1,392).

Ginobili’s career winning percentage of .721 is the best in NBA history (min. 1,000 games).

A native of Argentina and 23-year professional, Ginobili is one of only two players in the history of basketball to win a EuroLeague title, an NBA championship and an Olympic gold medal.

He is also part of the famed Spurs “Big Three” with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. They are the winningest trio in NBA history.

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 28: Manu Ginobili watches film on his career where his number was retired, in the background are two of the four championship trophies he won with the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on March 28, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)

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