Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 6/28/13
Former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Obero has announced his retirement from basketball (via Argentinean site La Gaceta) and will be mulling over offers to work in the NBA. "I do not play with people's anxiety, I am a former basketball player," said Oberto. This is Oberto's second time retiring. He announced his retirement while still in the NBA (with Portland) when it was discovered he had serious heart issues but came out of retirement in 2011 to play for the Argentinean national team at the FIBA Americas Cup. However, he did not play for the 2012 Olympic team citing personal issues. As mentioned above, Oberto's agent did state they are looking at offers of work from the NBA.  Regarding the immediate future, Oberto has some deals confessed by his agent to get "in the NBA world. There has been reports that San Antonio was to offer him a job as an assistant coach next season but the latest news states no offer from the Spurs has been given to Oberto. Oberto played for the Spurs from 2005-2009 an was a part of the franchise's 2007 title team. After the Spurs he went on to play for the Blazers and Wizards before returning to Argentina with Atenas. "Fab" was part of the "Golden Generation" of Argentina basketball. Other such as Manu Ginobili, Carlos Delfino, Luis Scola, and Andres Nocioni brought the NBA their kind of flare on the NBA court with toughness, a never-quit attitude and passion for the game.
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