Manu Ginobili, 41, announced on Monday that he is retiring.
“Today, with a wide range of feelings, I’m announcing my retirement from basketball,” the San Antonio guard said in a tweet. “It’s been a fabulous journey. Way beyond my wildest dreams.”
Today, with a wide range of feelings, I’m announcing my retirement from basketball. IMMENSE GRATITUDE to everyone (family, friends, teammates, coaches, staff, fans) involved in my life in the last 23 years. It’s been a fabulous journey. Way beyond my wildest dreams. pic.twitter.com/3MLCUtmd6K
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) August 27, 2018
Ginobili, a future Hall of Famer, had been working out regularly at the Spurs’ practice facility as he tried to make up his mind whether to retire or give it one last season.
The Spurs had been hopeful that Ginobili would want to return for a 17th season and allowed him to take all the time he needed to decide. The team thanked Ginobili in a tweet and video Monday.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) August 27, 2018