Pro Basketball Talk "It’s the season of Olympic qualifying tournaments: Australia is already in, AfroBasket is going on, EuroBasket starts next month, and don’t forget there is FIBA Americas where teams from north and south America try to join the already qualified USA (World Cup winners) and Brazil (host nation) in..." August 24
Pounding The Rock "Manu Ginobili recently sat down with Argentine newspaper La Nacion to discuss his decision to keep playing. The video of the full 25-minute interview in Spanish can be found here. La Nacion also offered a condensed version for its print version. What follows is a translation of that article. *..." August 09
Spurs officially announce re-signing of Manu Ginobili. The gang's all here.
Manu Ginobili has returned to the San Antonio Spurs on a two-year, $5.7 million deal, with a player option, league sources tell RealGM.
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili announced via his Twitter that he would be returning to the team for the 2015-16, writing "Happy to announce that I'm coming back next season." Contract details between the team and Ginobili are still being finalized. Last season, Ginobili averaged 10.5 points in 70..." July 06
SB Nation "Manu Ginobili still hasn't decided whether he's coming back for his 14th season, but after the San Antonio Spurs signed LaMarcus Aldridge, the franchise is lobbying hard for Ginobili to return, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Spurs have had a busy offseason. Not only did they land one of..." July 05
San Antonio Express-News "Spurs fans anxious to know if Manu Ginobili will be back for another season may want to brush up on their Spanish and bookmark the website for the Argentine newspaper, ‘La Nacion.’ The 37-year-old guard on Sunday told the Express-News he will announce his decision in a self-written sports..." June 29
Manu's agent Herb Rudoy on whether or not Ginobili will return next season, "No news yet."
Parker on Duncan, Manu futures: "I think they're both going to play one more year."
San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili penned his latest column for Argentina’s Canchellana, and you can probably guess what the topics were. After a couple of graphs on how tough it’s been to have the season end so early, at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers, Ginobili gets to what we really want to know: Will he..." May 06
SB Nation "In the aftermath of the Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that eliminated the San Antonio Spurs from the playoffs, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili weren't ready to talk about the possibility of retirement. "It's a little too early to think about that," Duncan told reporters after the..." May 03
San Antonio Express-News "They’ve been together for 13 seasons, winning four championships and forever establishing themselves alongside the best trios in NBA history. Spurs stars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker enjoyed yet another milestone Tuesday in Oklahoma City, where they played their 730th game together..." April 08
The Score "The San Antonio Spurs are once again peaking at the right time, and what seemed like a perfect dynasty bookend in 2014 may have just been precursor to an even better closing chapter in 2015. The Spurs winning a sixth championship and hanging back-to-back banners for the first time would seem to..." April 07
Popovich says Ginobili will suit up tonight.
Ginobili is a go.
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs plan on being at full strength for Thursday night’s much-anticipated nationally televised showdown with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the AT&T Center. Manu Ginobili missed Tuesday’s 117-107 win over Toronto with a stomach illness. Tim Duncan left the floor in the final..." March 12
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills are all OUT for tonight's game. #Spurs
Covers.com "At this point nobody should be surprised, but Gregg Popovich has decided that he will rest several players, including Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, Thursday. 'Pop' has a history of sitting his players, especially veterans, in the second game of back-to-back nights. " November 06
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs touched down in Space City on Thursday, one game left on a preseason slate that has already bored most of them to tears. For many players, and certainly their head coach, Tuesday's regular-season opener against Dallas cannot come soon enough. Count Manu Ginobili among the few — and..." October 23
Pop says Ginobili has been practicing for about a week, looks good.
Fox Sports Southwest "Safe to say that Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is having a better offseason than most other NBA players. After all, how many of them can say they had a bronze statue unveiled in their honor? Friday, Ginobili tweeted a photo of himself standing next to his freshly dedicated sculpture in his native..." September 02
San Antonio Express-News "It was the type of argument the Spurs and Manu Ginobili have had before. The Spurs, concerned that the stress fracture in his right leg could spill into their championship defense, wanted him to skip the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Ginobili, of course, was dead set on playing. Only this time the..." August 11
San Antonio Express-News "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, suffering from a stress fracture in his right leg incurred during the recent NBA championship run, has been officially ruled out for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Argentine Basketball Federation (CABB) confirmed via statement on Thursday. The CABB cited..." July 31
Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs have done a remarkable job resting Manu Ginobili. Even while reaching back-to-back NBA Finals, Ginobili has played fewer minutes, including the playoffs, than Al-Farouq Aminu during the last two years. Gregg Popovich is certainly extending the career of Ginobili, who turns 37..." July 24
San Antonio Express-News "Spurs reserve Manu Ginobili said he remains optimistic that the stress fracture in his right leg he developed late in the NBA playoffs will heal in time for the FIBA Basketball World Cup later this summer, with a new evaluation slated for the coming weeks. (Conflicting reports in the Argentine..." July 23
Upshot of Manu's Argentina presser so far: Stress fracture in same spot as '09, but not as serious. Can't play while recuperating.
Yahoo! Sports "San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has a stress fracture in his right leg and is unlikely to represent Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ginobili, 36, was diagnosed with the early stages of a stress fracture in his exit..." July 02
San Antonio Express-News "Reports of Manu Ginobili’s international retirement were evidently premature. Despite the 2012 Olympics having been characterized as his swan song with team Argentina, Ginobili is coming back for more, announcing “I’m in!” via Twitter on Friday for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup in..." June 21
Manu finished with: "My idea is to honor the 2-year deal I signed last year." So Manu's in, Pop said he plans to return, Tim? #Spurs
San Antonio Express-News "This hasn’t been the best series for Manu Ginobili, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich isn’t concerned. Ginobili, who is coming of a productive first round series against the Dallas Mavericks (averaged 17.7 points, 4.6 assists) is only shooting 26.3 percent (averaging 8.5 points) in the Western..." May 14
San Antonio Express-News "Already getting blown out in Minnesota, what would finish as a 110-91 loss to the Timberwolves on Tuesday took a turn for the worse in the third quarter when Manu Ginobili left for good with a contusion in his left calf. Ginobili’s injury came on the heels of a strained spinal ligament suffered..." April 09
Gregg Popovich says Manu Ginobili will sit tonight. Everyone else available.
Pro Basketball Talk "Manu Ginobili struggled through most the 2013 NBA Finals while looking very old in the process. He considered retiring, but the Spurs signed him to a two-year, $14.5 million contract. Even then, retirement remained on his mind. Sam Amick of USA Today: He wasn’t sure that he would ever..." March 25
Injury report: Ginobili will play limited minutes, Leonard game time decision, Splitter questionable and Parker out.
Sounds like Manu will almost certainly return first game after break. Leonard, from the sound of things, could take longer.
Pro Basketball Talk "This is one of those things where if it were the playoffs he could probably go, but there is no reason to risk it for a January game. Manu Ginobili will not suit up for the Spurs Wednesday night after tweaking his hamstring Thursday night. In the third quarter Tuesday night Ginobili went up..." January 29
SB Nation "San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring Wednesday morning and will miss the evening's game against the Chicago Bulls, according to Jabari Brown of the San Antonio News-Express. Ginobili injured the hamstring on a dunk in the third quarter of the Spurs'..." January 29
ESPN "Our Winter Forecast rolls on with a look at the NBA awards races. Who will be named Sixth Man of the Year at the end of the season? Our ESPN Forecast panel is predicting a comfortable win for the 2007-08 Sixth Man of the Year, Spurs SG Manu Ginobili. A tight battle for second place..." January 22
San Antonio Express-News "Getting to the midpoint of the regular season with a 32-9 record that has them on track for a franchise-record 64 wins has some Spurs scratching their heads. Veteran guard Manu Ginobili is perplexed that the team has thrived to such an extent because he doesn’t believe it is close to playing..." January 22
No Manu Ginobili vs. Mavs ... Tight left hammy
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs’ inability to hold on to a 12-point lead in the final 1:35 of regulation Tuesday could prove to be costly. Manu Ginobili made the winning layup in the Spurs’ 110-108 overtime victory at Memphis, then spent the final 1.8 seconds on the bench stretching out his hamstring. Ginobili..." January 08
New York Post "As Manu Ginobili poured in 24 points and 10 assists in the Spurs’ victory over the Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals last June, everyone in the building — and observers across the multiple continents where he established his basketball legacy — wondered whether they were witnessing Ginobili’s final..." January 04
San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will both be rested for tonight’s road game at Golden State, leaving the Spurs without any of their long-time pillars for the last date on their four-game road trip. Duncan, 38, and Ginobili, 36, starred in Wednesday’s 108-101 victory at Phoenix, with the former..." December 19
San Antonio Express-News "Despite his preseason proclamation that he would look to Manu Ginobili like a father Marco Belinelli has yet to move into the Ginobili abode. Nor does Ginobili with a wife and two young sons have much time to school his newest teammate on the mysteries of life. For now their relationship will..." October 25
CBS Sports "The New York Times reports that when the Spurs sent an intern to Argentina to deliver Manu Ginobili's new contract it got nabbed. When the San Antonio Spurs sent an intern to Argentina in July to ferry a new contract to guard Manu Ginobili it seemed a routine trip. The Spurs preferred hand..." October 15
Pounding The Rock "Only a crazy person would think that one measly exhibition game against CSKA Moscow is enough evidence to declare that Manu Ginobili is "back." But it was enough for the Spurs to cut Sam Young so who's crazy now? I know what you're thinking "Man enough about Jeff Ayres Patty Mills and Matt..." October 12
Pro Basketball Talk "Manu Ginobili looked tired by the end of Game 7 of the NBA Finals — that was game 103 in the Spurs season and while it was just 81 for Ginobili combine that with his work to get and stay healthy and that’s a grind. During those Finals Ginobili artfully Eurostepped around questions of his future..." August 21
Per @InfoManu Manu Ginobili will not be participating in the FIBA Americas this year for Argentina. May be old news but new to me.
San Antonio Express-News "As he turns 36 on Sunday Manu Ginobili is virtually certain the two-year $14 million contract he signed earlier this month will take him to the end of a career that has made him one of the most popular players in Spurs history. The two-time All-Star guard is entirely sure about one aspect of..." July 28
USA Today "San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili reached a two-year deal with the team, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday. Ginobili, 35, has been a key member of the Spurs off the bench and will remain an important figure along with big man Tim Duncan and guard Tony Parker. He averaged 11.8 points,..." July 03