Spurs to retire Ginobli’s No. 20 in March

Manu Ginobili will have his No. 20 retired by the Spurs in March.

The pasture in which Manu Ginobili wandered hasn’t even begun to grow and his number is going to be retired by the San Antonio Spurs.

Ginobili, who announced his retirement Aug. 27 after 16 seasons with the team, will see his No. 20 hanging from the rafters of the AT&T Center, joining Tim Duncan, Bruce Bowen, George Gervin, David Robinson, Sean Elliott, Avery Johnson, Johnny Moore and James Silas.

The ceremony will take place March 28, when the Spurs host the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Even though he has hung up his high-tops, the 41-year-old Ginobili has not been away from his former teammates, making trips to the Spurs’ practice facility to hang with them and the coaching staff.

“I chat with them for a while, and if I see something that can be worked on, I’ll comment on it,” Ginobili wrote in his most recent column for, La Nacion, an Argentinian newspaper . “…It’s very good to be with them. … It helps me because the transition from having a very intense work and social life to having nothing is not simple.”

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