Report: Sixers Made Significant Offer to Manu Ginobili
If you saw the contract that Manu Ginobili signed with the Spurs and thought that it was a little high - you were right.
Ginobili officially signed a one-year deal worth $14 million with the Spurs, but their original offer was in the range of one-year, $3 million, but the team was forced to significantly increase its offer because of the Sixers offer, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.
According to the report, the Sixers offered Ginobili a two-year, fully guaranteed deal worth somewhere in the $16-to-$17 million range during the first season, causing him to really contemplate the Sixers offer.
As you might recall, Sixers coach Brett Brown has an excellent relationship with Ginobili having served as an assistant in San Antonio for 10 seasons.