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Looking back on his 18-year pro-career, Vujcic expressed a great deal of disappointment by not playing in the NBA and addressed one offer from a varsity Western Conference team he lucked out on. "I had an offer from the San Antonio Spurs but they ended up signing Fabricio Oberto instead. In retrospect, I didn't pursue the NBA hard enough and I'm sorry I couldn't play for San Antonio because they're an organization I'd never turn down. Coincidently, that same season they won the NBA Championship," Vujcic said. Eurobasket.com

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Former Spurs forward Fabricio Oberto hinted in a recent interview with veteran Argentine journalist Julian Mozo that he might have an opportunity to join their coaching staff to replace the departing Mike Budenholzer. Oberto, who played on the 2007 championship team before being traded in 2009, must first finalize his retirement after a brief stint with his original club, Atenas of Argentina. Oberto told Mozo that he turned down an offer to enter coaching last year. Now, he said, another team has offered him an opportunity “to start at the bottom” but declined to offer details. Oberto said he has maintained contact with Spurs general manager R.C. Buford, who has apparently told him there’d be a spot with the team in some capacity if he was ever interested. Oberto, 38, was seen at the team practice facility in early May before the Spurs began their second-round series with Golden State. San Antonio Express-News

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Fabricio Oberto, the starting center on the Spurs’ 2007 title team, was at practice Wednesday doing some work for a TV network that is sending features back to Argentina about the Spurs and Manu Ginobili. The sixth man is the undisputed star of the “golden generation” Argentina national team that won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. One of the most popular teammates in recent Spurs history, Oberto visited with old friends, former teammates and media members still around from his playing days. Oberto walked off the court with Tim Duncan, his frontcourt mate from 2005-09. “Absolutely great to see him,” Duncan said. “One of the all-time greats.” San Antonio Express-News

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Former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Oberto may be done with basketball but his time in the NBA, and international play will live on in Argentina. Oberto has opened up a museum in Cordoba, Argentina (via Argentinean site Uno Entrerios) showcasing his pro basketball career including his Spurs jerseys, replicas of the 2007 NBA championship trophy he won as a Spur, his Olympic medals and various awards he won. ProjectSpurs.com

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If he can't end up playing in the NBA, Europe can be the second option. Ole

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