WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, a future Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer, is seriously considering retirement and plans to meet with coach Gregg Popovich in the coming days to discuss his future, local media said on Wednesday.
Ginobili, 41, has been working out regularly at the Spurs practice facility and hasn't made a final decision on the coming season, but it's said that he's strongly confronting the possible end to an historic 16-season run with the Spurs that includes four NBA championships, according to ESPN.
Ginobili's brother, Sepo, said earlier that Manu had not yet decided what he was going to do this season and that an announcement of some sort could come this week.
Ginobili is a fan favorite in San Antonio and is one of the most accomplished international players in basketball history. He also won an Olympic gold medal with Argentina and is a former Euroleague MVP. He has played 1,057 regular season and 218 playoff games with the Spurs.
Ginobili averaged 8.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in 20 minutes per game last season for the Spurs.