On October 14th, Beijing time, Dirk Nowitzki, a famous lone ranger, accepted an interview with Dallas Morning News reporter Brad Townsend. He confirmed that he had indeed rejected the assistant coach offer of new Nets coach Steve Nash. .
北京时间10月14日，著名的独行侠德克·诺维茨基（Dirk Nowitzki）接受了《达拉斯晨报》记者布拉德·汤森（Brad Townsend）的采访。他证实，他确实拒绝了新篮网教练史蒂夫·纳什的助理教练提议。 。
According to previous reports, the new Nets coach Steve Nash invited old teammate Dirk Nowitzki to serve as his assistant coach, but the latter refused.
Nowitzki admitted in the interview that he had indeed received Nash’s invitation as a teaching assistant, and subsequently declined the invitation of his friends.
Nowitzki explained: “First, I’m not sure if I can do it well outside of Dallas. Second, the time is not right now. I want to spend more time with my family. Now I’m really tired of basketball. Don't consider doing basketball work for the time being."
Nowitzki also said that he believes that Nash can be qualified as the Nets coach: "When there is a problem on the court, he is always the first person to slap your ass. To me, he is the best I have ever played with. One of the teammates with positive energy, so I believe he will be great. He will also learn more about time-out situations and other things called time-outs, but I think he has the conditions to become a natural leader."
According to Brad Townsend, Lone Ranger owner Cuban prepared an offer for Nowitzki, allowing him to return to the team in any capacity he wants at any time.