"Last week I had a wine after 10 years of abstinence"

Nowitzki spoke to the German newspaper Die Zeit about his recent retirement: "After one or two years I can see myself happy as a coach."

The former German player Dirk Nowitzki, who has just retired after 21 seasons in the NBA defending the Dallas Mavericks jersey, explained that in the medium term is seen as coach or manager in the US League .

The future member of the Hall de la Fama, 40, finished his brilliant career last week after more than two decades in the Mavericks, with which he was crowned NBA champion in 2011 and was 14 times All Star.

"After one or two years I can be happy as a coach or manager I would like to be a mentor for young players and accompany them throughout their career in my own way, "Nowitzki told German daily Die Zeit.

For now, Nowitzki explained that he is happy to rest and enjoy things that he could not do for so many years as a professional player. "Last week I ate some cake and I also took my first glass of wine after 10 years of abstinence. It felt great to me," he said.

The power forward has the highest season record played with the same franchise and is the sixth on the all-time list of scorers in the NBA. However, the injuries made a dent in his body and he announced his retirement after the elimination of the Mavericks in the regular season. "What I did not want to happen under any circumstances was to say goodbye and then regret for doing it." My body was no longer bien. To be honest, the foot operated on me has not been good all season and I knew it would not improve " , recognized.

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