The San Antonio Spurs have hired Manu Ginobili as a special advisor to basketball operations.

Ginobili will take on a player-centric role focused on the development of players on and off the court.

Ginoblii retired from the NBA in 2018 after helping the Spurs win four championships. Gregg Popovich, RC Buford and Brian Wright have sought a role for Ginobili since his retirement.