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Dirk Nowitzki does not see his future in the coaching profession, but leaves a back door open. First of all, the Würzburger hopes for peaceful elections in his adopted home USA.
NNowitzki does not currently expect to work as a trainer in the NBA in the future. "For me, I don't see that in my future. But as you can see with my friend Steve Nash: Never say never," said the 42-year-old from Würzburg in a post on the Dallas Mavericks website, for which he has been active in 21 seasons was successful before quitting in April last year.
That summer, his friend and former teammate Nash offered him the opportunity to become his assistant for the Brooklyn Nets. Nowitzki canceled and justified this with the location. "It would be very difficult for me to do that anywhere else than here in Dallas. This is where I live, this is where my children were born, this is where they go to school." Nowitzki emphasized that the time and place "just wasn't right for me" with Nash's offer.
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"Hope that everything stays peaceful"
Nowitzki hopes that the upcoming US presidential election in his adopted country will not lead to any further social rifts. "I just hope that everything stays peaceful and that whatever may come next week, the people stay calm and take the result and just go ahead and do the best for the state and the communities," said the 42-year-old from Würzburg In view of the elections next Tuesday.
In regular surveys, challenger Joe Biden is often ahead - also because of the dissatisfaction with incumbent Donald Trump and his handling of the corona crisis. Nowitzki has largely restrained himself from making political statements during his career.
Now, referring to the pandemic and social unrest in the US, he said: "Our eyes are now even more focused on what happened." Politics is "a polarizing topic" these days. Nowitzki has lived in Texas for over two decades, but will not be eligible to vote next week.
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