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It was less than a year ago the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki especially were on top of the world. They knocked off the Miami Heat, exercising every demon both the franchise and Dirk himself ever had. Now is the reigning Finals MVP ready to retire?
Not quite, but Dirk does have an idea of how much longer he wants his career to play out. Enrico Cellini with Ballin' Europe pulled some quotes from Dirk's recent interview with "La Gazzetta" and in that interview the big German said he's going to play out his current contract and make a decision from there.
“I’ll play for at least two more years. Afterward, I’d like to stay in the basketball world. I see myself as a teacher to the kids, but I still don’t know if I’ll do it here in Texas or in Germany,” Nowitzki said.
Here's the positive San Antonio Spurs fans. You only have watch Dirk's unstoppable fade-away for probably a couple more seasons. The bad news is you'll probably only get another s...
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Friday, Jan. 27 was a big day for Dirk Nowitzki. The Dallas Mavericks superstar didn't play in his team's 116-101 victory over the Utah Jazz that day but he left American Airlines Center with his first NBA championship ring and his sixth La Gazzetta dello Sport Europlayer of the Year award.
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The Mavericks big man recently said he would like to play two more seasons but remain in basketball after his retirement, transitioning into becoming "a teacher to the kids."
The 33-year old Nowitkzi can see himself playing in the NBA for a couple of more seasons, at least, before transitioning into what he envisions as a teaching role in the game of basketball. From Ball in Europe (via la Gazzetta): “On his future, Dirk said that ‘I’ll play for at least two more years. Afterward, I’d like to stay in the basketball world. I see myself as a teacher...
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While Dirk Nowitzki didn’t concede any praise for his Western Conference opponents recently, Jason Terry went the other direction. After the Mavs lost to the Thunder 95-86 Wednesday, the Dallas guard praised Oklahoma City.
“They’re the team to beat,” Terry said of the Thunder. “They’re playing the best right now, and that’s fine with us. For the time being, they are...
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