Manu Ginobii is motivated by the San Antonio Spurs' commitment in bringing back the core of he, Tony Parker and Tim Duncan after a near championship season.

“I really respect the commitment to (bring back) almost the whole team,” Ginobili said. “I think it was smart. They know we did a great thing last year, and that is why the group is maintained.

“It's hard to think that you're going to change everything because of a few seconds last year. We had a great season, and we were one shot or rebound away from winning a ring, so there is no reason to change a lot.”

Ginobili re-signed with the Spurs this offseason and said he is excited to return.