Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki declines chance to join Steve Nash in Brooklyn

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki turns down Brooklyn Nets coaching offer

Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki retired from the NBA in 2019. It ended an incredible 21 year run with the Mavs. Nowitzki led them to the playoffs 15 times including winning a championship in 2011. He is undoubtedly the greatest Maverick ever. It would be weird to see Dirk with any other franchise.

Nowitzki has been focusing on his charity and enjoying time with his family in retirement. His incredible work ethic helped him become one of the all-time greats. It has been outstanding to see him enjoying his post-playing career and focusing on helping others.

Former Dallas Mavericks point guard and Hall of Famer Steve Nash was named the Brooklyn Nets head coach on Thursday. It was a surprising move. Nash is attempting to put together his staff. He had the Mavericks GOAT in mind. Let us take a look at the latest report.

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Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki declines coaching gig with Brooklyn Nets

Marc Stein reported the following on Thursday afternoon.

The offer should come as no surprise. Nash and Nowitzki formed a lethal duo in Dallas from 1998 to 2004. The two have been friends for over two decades. Nash helped Dirk a lot early in his career. The lifted each other to new heights too.

Nowitzki turning it down should not shock fans either. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has talked about bringing in Dirk Nowitzki in some capacity when the GOAT is ready to do so. Expect Dirk to enjoy his retirement for at least one more season before he jumps back in with the Mavs.

Fans could see more of Nowitzki at the American Airlines Center when it opens back up to fans. He talked about being a larger presence with the Mavs just after the hiatus started. That cannot come a moment too soon. Hopefully, Dirk enjoys his retirement until then.

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