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What does Dirk Nowitzki actually do?
Today finally begins in Cologne EM basketball.
And German legend Dirk Nowitzki (44) is right in the middle. He is an ambassador for the tournament, which runs until September 18.
But not only that! A very special honor is awarded to him before the opening match of the German team: his shirt number 14 is pulled under the roof of the hall.
After that, his national team number will never be assigned again. Among others, his teammates from the 2002 World Cup (bronze in the USA) and former NBA companions will attend the ceremony.
There he played for the Dallas Mavericks for 21 years and won the title for the Texans in 2011.
On April 10, 2019, he ended his career.
Since then, he has lived privately in Dallas – with his wife Jessica and their three children Malaika, Max and Morris.
He also works as a consultant for his Mavericks, helping find coaches or players.
In general, he is still very linked to the club. A street that has been renamed “Dirk Nowitzki Way” runs directly past the lobby. His jersey with the number 41 is already hanging under the ceiling of the room. The silhouette of his famous jump shot adorns the field where the Mavericks play. And a statue should be erected in front of the arena in the near future.
From time to time, Nowitzki can be seen at home games. But not when her children are on vacation. Then he travels with the whole family.
This summer, the Nowitzkis were in Sweden, where Jessica has her roots. And where Dirk bought a lakeside property. After that he went to Germany, where he played football with various celebrities in the “Champions for Charity” at the Frankfurt stadium.
However, only for the purpose – his foot gives him problems. That’s why he doesn’t do much sport himself.
What he wants to do professionally in the future is still open. Business people keep coming back to him with investment ideas. He has already invested in a biscuit factory.
However, a future in basketball is more likely. Nowitzki repeatedly stresses that he can imagine dealing with a young talent.
Just as he was cared for and encouraged by his mentor Holger Geschwindner (76).
Who knows, maybe Dirk Nowitzki will release the new Nowitzki…
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