Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki confirms it is Dallas or nothing for his future

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Dallas Mavericks or nothing for the future of Dirk Nowitzki

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Dirk Nowitzki on draft night in 1998 in what will go down as one of the all-time great deals. It started a 21-year run of greatness in Dallas. No superstar in the history of sports is more loyal than Nowitzki. He continued to take pay cuts to give the Mavs flexibility to build a winner around him.

Dirk is so much more than an exceptional basketball player. Above all, he is a stellar human being. Nowitzki’s charity work and giving back may outshine his Hall of Fame playing career. Fans spotted him handing out food to those in need just one week ago.

Dirk’s loyalty did not stop when he hung up the sneakers at the end of the 2018-2019 season. Eddie Sefko of caught up with the Mavericks GOAT for a story that was published on Oct. 29. They talked about his offer from Steve Nash to be an assistant coach in Brooklyn among other things. Let us take a closer look.

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Dirk Nowitzki confirms it is the Dallas Mavericks or nothing for his NBA future

Nowitzki was quoted in the piece as saying the following.

"“I think it’s only natural to work with the Mavs. This is where my heart is and where I’ve always been – even if coaching is in the future, which I don’t really see in my future.”"

Dirk refused to rule out a gig on the sidelines someday, but it appears unlikely. Whatever role is in his future, expect it to be with the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki’s loyalty will not allow him to go anywhere else. Fans should read the entire piece for more on what the legend is doing in retirement.

Hopefully, fans can return to the American Airlines Center in short order. There are still many nights of celebrating the greatness of Dirk Nowitzki ahead including his jersey retirement, statue unveiling, and Hall of Fame induction. Each will be something special that fans will not want to miss.

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