Claudio Sabatini, after hours of silence spoke again on Kobe Bryant in an interview released at La Repubblica. The owner of Virtus Bologna is still optimistic about the deal with Los Angeles Lakers star.
'I am firmly convinced that the deal with Kobe Bryant can be reached. I haven't slept in ten nights to negotiate with his agency and I want to go straight until I don't see a chance. On Monday Stern will say something about the NBA season and Kobe asked to us to wait for few more days. I am waiting for his availability to play with us. We satisfied his requests and I saved all the emails we havensent to each other in the last 15 days" said Sabatini who also had a word for Manu Ginobili. 'I did not give up on the negotiation with Manu. He would be a different addition to the roster. His arrival would be more important for our roster. The signing of Kobe doesn't automatically rule him out. Of course, I have to find a lot of money' ended Sabatini.