Jan 24, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20) reacts to a foul in the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili not planning to retire

After struggling so mightily during the 2012-13 season, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili contemplated retirement.

He went back and forth – some nights believing it was all but inevitable while others suggested he could continue to play.

After an internal struggle during the offseason, Ginobili finally settled on a two-year contract with the Spurs, though he wasn’t sure he’d play that second year given how bad he struggled last season.

But like a light switch, Ginobili returned to the form that made him an NBA star and given the improved play, he doesn’t plan to retire at season end.

He wasn’t sure that he would ever actually play the second year of that deal. Because Manu struggled so badly last season, he thought seriously about retirement. But with the way Manu is playing now, he told me last week, he’s pretty sure we’re going to see him again next season.

The San Antonio Spurs remarkable run will eventually come to a close, but it sounds as if we’ll be treated to at least one more year – assuming Tim Duncan plays along.

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