According to Team Argentina head coach Sergio Hernandez, San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili will not play for his home country at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship this summer in Monterrey, Mexico. “Ginobili is not going to be in Monterrey. I have the authority to say that he will not be part of this tournament. He is going through a long season in the NBA and it is an important moment in his career.” said Hernandez during an interview with the radio program” One on One.” This will be the second summer in a row Manu will not suit up for Team Argentina. Last summer, he held himself out due to injury. Considering Manu has been banged up a few times during this NBA season and his age, it is not too surprising he will not play in Mexico.
And what about the national team? Would you like to play one more game? Manu Ginobili: To me it’s not worth it, to play just one more game. If it was a tournament, then yes. If I’m healthy, yes, sure I would love to play. But for just one more game, to put on the national team jesey one last time, then no. It makes no sense to me. I’m not that romantic with that stuff.
Brazil scored 14 fast break points to Argentina’s zero. Prigioni and Scola ended the game in foul trouble, and for the latter, he knew that Brazil had him figured out. Afterwards in the mixed zone, he answered every question hurriedly, and became agitated when asked about Argentina’s group of players, most notably himself, Manu Ginobili and Carlos Delfino, the latter two, not playing in this World Cup due to injury. “What group,” Scola said. “Manu is not here. Manu hasn’t been here in a couple of years. Delfino’s not here. What is this group? We keep talking about a group but it doesn’t exist. We keep changing players every year and it’s probably two or three players that played in the Olympics before that won medals so what is exactly this group?”
“I am still healthy, I don’t know what will happen. I never said that I will leave the National Team after FIBA World Cup” said Scola who got mad when asked about “this group” of Argentinian players. He said that there’s no such thing as “this group” had too many changes over the years.