By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The San Antonio Spurs have plans to retire Manu Ginobili’s No. 20 jersey this season. His retirement ceremony will take place on March 28th against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the AT&T Center.
Ginobili — who retired in the off-season — will take place on the hardwood. IT will also air on FOX Sports Southwest, according to KSAT.
He will become just the ninth player to have his jersey retired in franchise history. Ginobili will become the first Spurs to have their jersey retired since Tim Duncan had his No. 21 retired by the team.
Besides Ginobili and Duncan, the team also has No. 12 retired for Bruce Bowen. Shawn Elliott’s No. 32 is retired, as is George Gervin’s No. 44. Avery Johnson also has his No. 6 jersey retired.
David Robinson has his No. 50 retired. In addition, James Silas’ No. 13 is retired.
The 41-year-old Bahia Blanca, Argentina native played his entire career with the Spurs. He averaged 13.3 points with 3.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 1,057 games.
He played 16 seasons with the franchise, who drafted him with the 57th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. He did not debut with the team until the 2002-03 season as a 25-year-old.
He is the all-time leader in three-pointers made with 1,495 and the all-time leader with 1,392 steals. He is third all-time with games played in 1,057, along with being fourth in assists with 4,001. He is also fourth with 3,380 free throws made and fifth all-time in points with 14,043.
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