After 16 seasons in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs, Manu Ginobili on Monday has officially announced he would not be coming back to the league.
The Argentine shooting guard had one year left on his deal but opted for retirement after meeting with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
Ginobili who was picked with the 57th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft averaged 13.3 points, 3.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds during his 16 years in the league. The 41-year-old is also a four time champion with the Spurs, picking up his rings in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. He was also a two-time All-Star and won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2008.
Manu’s retirement finally brings an end to the famous Spurs big three with Tim Duncan retiring in 2016 and Tony Parker moving on this offseason to the Charlotte Hornets.