Dirk Nowitzki is not actively looking for a job yet, but he definitely wants to start his career after career at the right time. “Something has to come for the second half of my life. Otherwise I would eventually get bored,” the German basketball idol said in the current 04/22 edition of Sports Illustrated.
After retiring from basketball, the 44-year-old was hired as a consultant by the Dallas Mavericks, whom he led to the NBA title in 2011. Nowitzki has no other activities. The Wuerzburguer could imagine a mentor role for a young player, as Holger Geschwindner was for him.
“Holger told me once years ago that he would like me to repeat what he did for me. If he could convey that,” Nowitzki said, “it would be great if I had a relationship like that with a player that I’m like, ‘I’m totally there, I’m in the mood for it’s”.
At the moment, though, it’s still “in the reflection phase, where I need to distance myself from the sport and want to enjoy our little kids,” Nowitzki says. It will probably be “a while before I take on such a big project again. But what I’ve learned over the last 20 years, about the right launch move, I could pass on later when the time is right.”