On July 29th, , the summer was scorching hot and the earth was scorching, and the Argentine swordsman Manu Ginobili chose to give basketball fans an expected surprise in this dizzy summer, and
The Spurs renewed their relationship and renewed a two-year, $14 million contract. It seems that the fate of the Argentine Demon Sword and the Holy City is not shallow.
Recently, Ginobili was interviewed by reporters when he participated in the NBA Basketball without Borders event held in Buenos Aires, and revealed his mental journey from the finals to the renewal.
According to him, the sluggish performance in the sixth and seventh games of the finals once made him lose confidence, and he even thought about whether the Spurs would be better without him.
What’s more, he thought about retiring more than once.
When the contract expired, Manu communicated with Spurs general manager R.C. Buford for the first time.
"After the finals, I have always wanted to hear the opinions of Popovich and Buford, whether they still want to retain the current Spurs system."
"R.C only said one word to me," Ginobili said, "He said he wanted me to come back, but he didn’t say anything after that. After that, I knew that I could come back."
"You can’t imagine doing major surgery on a team just because of what happened in the last few seconds of a season," Buford said.
A goal or a rebound, since we are so close to the ultimate goal, then we have no reason to make big changes to the team’s lineup." Then Buford said and affirmed Manu’s strength and efforts.
"I love basketball, I feel like I can contribute more, I feel like I can be a guy like Steve Nash (Nash became the general manager of the Canadian national team in 2012), but I can imagine
It’s not like I’m a full-time coach.” Ginobili was very excited to return to the Spurs where he had played for more than ten years, and his joy was beyond words.