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Manu Ginobili doesn't want to finish his career on a sour note.
The San Antonio Spurs guard struggled throughout the playoffs and his eight turnovers in Game 6 of the Finals proved costly in their loss to the Miami Heat.
"After much thinking, going over and over the bad plays, I feel better and content in spite of the bad outcome, and I find it difficult to believe that I wont play anymore," Ginobili told Argentinian newspaper La Nacin.
Ginobili has been part of the Spurs' Big Three for more than a decade -- winning three NBA titles playing alongside Tony Parker and Tim Duncan.
The 35-year-old has been plagued by injures the past few seasons and hasn't been the elusive player he once was, but he still feels he has some gas left in the tank.
"I don't feel exhausted or frustrated playing basketball, I mean not enough to say I'm done," he said. "I don't know about everything; I haven't made a decision, but I see it is unlikely that I will not play anymore."
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Manu Ginobili is aging and did not play well in the NBA Finals, but the Argentine says he does not have plans to retire.
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw is expected to his exercise his player option on his contract and remain with the Spurs for the 2013-2014.
Spurs forward Boris Diaw expects to opt-in to the final year of his contract paying $4.7 million next season, a source told Yahoo! Sports.
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The San Antonio Spurs may not have won the 2013 NBA title but their 2012 second round draft pick, Ryan Richards, finished his season with Vienna a champion.
Richards and BC Vienna defeated Oberwart, 68-55, 3-2 in the best of five series to capture the A Bundesliga title in the Austrian League. Richards averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds per game and in the title game, finished...
With the 58th pick in the NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs select Deshaun Thomas, a 6'7" forward from Ohio State. This guy can put the ball in the hole. But enough of that analysis. This is the guy that refused to give the Spurs his phone number at the NBA Draft Combine.
“I can’t go around giving it out to everyone,” Thomas said Thursday with a laugh. “Now...
The San Antonio Spurs just won’t go away. Gregg Popovich led the Spurs within one game of their fifth NBA Championship with a combination of their star trio and several young role players who have completely bought into the direction of the franchise. The team has a few key free agents this NBA off-season and their number one priority should be keeping their core in tact.
Recently, there were reports that former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Oberto was to be offered an assistant coaching spot with his former team. However, according to Real GM, it appears "Fab" has not been offered a coaching spot.
Fabricio Oberto hasn't accepted an assistant coaching job, nor have the San Antonio Spurs offered him one, league source tells...
Ryan Richards will participate on the San Antonio Spurs' Summer League team.
Richards was drafted in 2010 by the Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs: Spurs Season Review and Awards
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff
Record: 59-23- 2nd in West- Lost in NBA Finals to Miami Heat
- 5 seconds, the Spurs were 5 seconds away from winning the NBA Finals and Tim Duncan was 5 seconds away from his 5th championship. A couple of unlucky bounces, a few missed free throws and Ray Allen hitting the shot...
The Spurs have announced they will play 4 regular season games in Mexico City in 2014. Sounds like a super safe idea. In a related story, here’s a video of FX’s new series about women who are brutally murdered and cut in half south of the border. Enjoy!
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The long-running joke after every major sports championship is that the loser automatically becomes the winner in whatever third-world country the unused, non-actual-champion t-shirts are sent to. For San Antonio Spurs fans lamenting their recent loss to the Miami Heat, it didn’t take a trip overseas to see what it’s like to be Fake 2013 NBA Champions, as NBATV inadvertently...
The San Antonio Spurs NBA coaching tree just grew bigger as teams continue to dip into San Antonio's coaching ranks.
The Philadelphia 76ers are set to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown as their next head coach according to the New York Daily News.
Brown replaces Doug Collins, who was not retained after this past season. Brown was an assistant for the...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Brittney Griner had 26 points, seven rebounds and five blocks and the Phoenix Mercury outlasted the San Antonio Silver Stars 83-77 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.
Shameka Christon, Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson each had 15 points for San Antonio, which has lost five of six.
DeWanna Bonner had 14 points and Candice Dupree had 12 rebounds...
The Philadelphia 76ers have had problems finding consistency in the head coaching position, and San Antonio Spurs Brett Brown may be their next coach in line.
Brown, an assistant under Greg Popovich for seven years, is receiving a ton of interest from the Sixers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Denver Nuggets showed some desire in his services before hiring...
The NBA Draft is upon us. There's already been a lot of rumors about trades, pick promises, etc. The San Antonio Spurs have been linked to one prospect, Erick Green, and a top five pick from last year, Thomas Robinson. Since it's the Spurs, you'll hear them linked to a fraction of players and trades as other teams. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been linked to half...
In 1999, fresh off their first NBA Championship, with a roster set to return almost in its entirety, the San Antonio Spurs traded their first round pick, Leon Smith, and tabbed a few foreign prospects in the second round; most notably, one Emanuel Ginobili (as he was called on draft night) with the 57th pick.
On that night the Spurs practically invented the draft-and-stash—a...