Brown, a well-traveled basketball lifer, reflects on everything from Argentina's 'Golden Generation' and Manu's place as a national legend to his early days in San Antonio, as the team realized they'd "tripped over" something special with their 57th overall selection. He also includes some interesting details about Manu's early, physical battles with Bruce Bowen, which drew out the competitive nature of both players.
The coach's favorite Manu story is still the one in which the Spurs guard famously swatted a bat out of the air as it threatened to delay play during a home game versus the Kings. He recounts the event, which transitions into praise for Ginobili's innate anticipation instincts and his ability as an inbounds defender.
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