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Ginobili not interested in Europe
Herb Rudoy, the agent for Manu Ginobili, doesn't know where the Spurs guard will wind up playing next season. He does, however, know where Ginobili will not be playing.
He won't be playing in Europe, or anywhere else that isn't the NBA.
Rudoy called reports that Spanish power Real Madrid was prepared to offer Ginobili 10 million euros -- or roughly $13.5 million -- to play next season "flattering," but reiterated that Ginobili has no desire to play overseas.
"I expect we are going to hear from two or three of the biggest European teams," Rudoy told the Express-News on Thursday, "but we are not interested, in the near term, in negotiating with them. Manu's intent is to stay in the NBA."
Ginobili seemed amused by rumors of the potential offer, first floated by a Spanish journalist Tuesday via Twitter,
"I saw the same report you saw," Ginobili said. "That's an enormous amount of money, but I don't believe it."
Ginobili is in the final year of his Spurs contract that pays him $10.7 million this season. The Spurs have until July 1 to work out an extension to that contract, or Ginobili will become an unrestricted free agent.
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