Report: Spurs, CSKA Moscow to play an exhibition game


With the San Antonio Spurs' 2012-13 season coming to a close this week, plans are already in motion for exhibition play heading into next season.

According to, the Spurs and Russian club CSKA Moscow are in talks to hold an exhibition game this fall according to Manu Ginobili's former coach and current CSKA coach Ettore Messina.

"Manu Ginobili was one of my players with Kinder and I am still in contact with him. Then there is coach Gregg Popovich, whom I consider a friend" said Ettore Messina. We are discussing the modalities of the game. I hope that the game will take place" said CSKA Moscow head coach.

The Spurs have played Euro teams in the preseason. This past preseason, the Spurs won a 106-77 contest versus Montepaschi Siena as part of the Euroleague Basketball American Tour.