Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News reports:

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Manu Ginobili still is mulling a decision on whether to join his former Italian team Virtus Bologna during the lockout.

Ginobili told DiarioShow.com in a story posted at Sportando.com that he will make his decision on whether to join Virtus Bologna by Friday.

“I did not say no to the proposal. In Bologna, I had great time and my wife Marianela loves Italy,” Ginobili said. ”There is a possibility that I will join Virtus Bologna during the NBA lockout. I have to give an answer by the end of the month.”

Ginobili is very familiar with the area after playing for Kinder Bologna from 2000-02 before joining the Spurs. He helped his team claim the 2001 Italian Championship, the 2001 and 2002 Italian Cups, and the 2001 Euroleague, where he was named the league’s Final Four MVP.