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Marc Gasol is back on track. The veteran center will play in the LEB Oro (Spanish second division) with his own team Basquet Girona. 

Gasol announced it this Thursday in front of their fans at Fontajau. More than 1,000 people attended his presentation. 

"I'm really excited to be here. I have been training in the previous weeks with this team, and I want to help them on the court", said Gasol. 

"I am lucky to have lived many experiences during my career. Now I just wanted to show my commitment to the club and the city. Being able to do it as a player is special", confessed Marc.

The one-time NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors returns to his home. He played two years in Girona thirteen years ago, being named the ACB League MVP in the 2007-08 season.

That was another club (Akasvayu Girona). Now, he is Basquet Girona's president. It is a new club, founded in 2014, that has done steps up the season by season.

From having five youth teams to 20. And with an ambitious goal: to reach the ACB League.

"I just want to return what this city gave to me, which was a lot. I have a strong feeling, this is something you can see walking through the streets", he added.

36-year-old Marc Gasol is set to play his first game with Girona on December 3rd against Levitec Huesca. 

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