Ginobili’s brother, Sebastian, is Weber Bahia Blanca’s coach, while his friend, Juan Ignacio “Pepe” Sanchez, is its chief executive. “For the team, for my brother, for the owner, for the players, for the city, everything, it is a huge thing,” said Ginobili, who played for Bahia Blanca before moving to the Italian league in 1998. “I am so very happy for them.”
Boca Júniors signed Carlos Delfino to a deal for the season. The Argentinean returns to his homeland and already had his first practice with Boca.
As reported by Julito Pavoni, former NBA player Carlos Delfino is very close to sign a deal for the rest of the season with Boca Juniors in his home country. Delfino is expected to arrive in Buenos Aires in the next few days to take the medicals and signing the contract.
So it comes to no surprise that seeing Manu retire from Team Argentina moved Scola as he reflected on his friend. “I think it was a little bit more emotional playing with him (Manu Ginobili) this summer,” said Scola prior to the recent Spurs-Nets game. “That was definitely the last time. That was a little bit emotional for me.”
Juan Pablo Vaulet, the Argentine swingman who the Nets drafted two years ago, will travel to New York next week, the first visit he’s made since Sean Marks took over basketball operations in February. According to Argentine hoops sites, Vaulet will spend a week in New York, from December 27 to January 2, taking advantage of a break in Argentina’s Liga Nacional.
The time, according to the reports, will be spent “training” and getting medical “check-ups,” the former to determine his “evolution” as a player, the latter to make certain his surgically repaired right ankle is progressing. The week after Vaulet was drafted in 2015, he suffered a stress fracture of his ankle while playing for Argentina in a FIBA Under-19 tournament. He was brought to the U.S., where Dr. Martin O’Malley, the Nets foot and ankle specialist, surgically repaired the ankle at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.