May 25, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) celebrates with center Time Duncan (21) after an overtime win against the Memphis Grizzlies in game three of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at FedEx Forum. San Antonio defeated Memphis 104-93. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Spurs Manu Ginobili Says He’s Not Going To Retire


As the San Antonio Spurs await the victor between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, of whom they’ll meet in the NBA Finals, they have quite a bit of down time.

And with downtime comes somewhat obvious questions, but just in case anybody wondered, Manu Ginobili is not going to retire at season end – no matter how the Spurs season ends.

Per Spurs Nation:

Put all of the above together, and it is natural to ask: Win or lose, could the upcoming NBA Finals mark the last ride for one of the most beloved players in the Spurs history?

Ginobili answered in no uncertain terms Friday.

“I’m not planning on retiring,” Ginobili told the Express-News.

Some have suggested that the current Spurs ride would be the last, but the soon to be 36-year-old Ginobili isn’t jumping off this train just yet, suggesting that he’d like to play at least one more season.

Currently in the final year of a 3 year, $40 million dollar deal, Ginobili expects contract negotiations with the Spurs to open shortly after the NBA Finals conclude.

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