Manu Ginobili Rumors

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Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili
Position: G-F
Born: 07/28/77
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $2,814,000
First, this is not the time to write off Dwyane, not with what he had to deal with Thursday. But if you are asking whether an athletic team of young players, a savvy veteran leader in Chris Bosh and an inside menace in Hassan Whiteside could be a blueprint going forward, yes, I think you and the Heat might be on to something. This team is well positioned for Wade to move into a Manu Ginobili role whenever that time is ready. That is why you need strong leaders like Gregg Popovich or Pat Riley, to ease such transitions.
Michael C. Wright: 76ers coach Brett Brown, a former Spurs assistant, on his return to San Antonio: “I wouldn’t say it’s difficult. You’re reminded of what you want. You get a little bit jealous. You want what they have. What they have has taken time. The culture they have built is amazing. When you look at world sport, I’ve lived overseas for 17 years, and coached in three Olympic games, and I see many things through not an insular lens. You see it whole, and I look at what they have done as it relates to global sport. You don’t sustain the annual success they have sustained without having amazing people. They have five Hall of Fame people. I will go to Springfield, Massachusetts five times I believe in Pop, Timmy, Tony, and Manu and I believe RC Buford. And their body of work over the duration that they’ve sustained it is amazing. It’s truly amazing. That is culture. So when I come here, it’s you want what they have, but it takes time. “
So while observers may see Ginobili display some of those attributes throughout this season, even he admits he’s scaling back things somewhat. “Yeah, I am changing the way I play a lot,” Ginobili said Friday after practice. “[I] still have that essence. But of course, I don’t have the ability to go all the way as often as I used to or get into the lane or throw my body onto defenders like I used to. So I’ve got to mix it up, pick my battles.”