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Spurs bring back Manu Ginobili in player development role

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - NOVEMBER 11: Former NBA player, Manu Ginobili, laughs during the Tony Parker jersey retirement ceremony prior to a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs on November 11, 2019 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photos by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Manu Ginobili is back with the Spurs.

Not on the court, the legendary four-time NBA champion remains retired, but the Spurs announced Ginobili has been named Special Advisor to Basketball Operations. What does that mean exactly? From Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Ginobili, 44, will work in a player-centric role focusing on the on-and-off court development of a young Spurs roster, sources said.

Ginobili’s skills as a player certainly can be an advantage in player development, and he was a famously great teammate, another skill that can be taught.

Most of all, it feels right to bring the two-time All-Star and Spurs legend back in the fold.