Report: Dirk Nowitzki's Mavs jersey retirement date has been set

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Mavericks have reportedly set their long overdue plans for the jersey retirement ceremony of their greatest player in the history of the franchise, Dirk Nowitzki.

On NBA insider Marc Stein was the first to report the decision on the date, which is set for the January 5th matchup against Steph Curry, Draymond Green, assumedly Klay Thompson, and the Golden State Warriors.

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Nowitzki, who was originally selected ninth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks, and subsequently traded to the Dallas Mavericks in a multi-team deal that sent Robert Traylor to Milwaukee, and also landed Steve Nash in Dallas.

Nowitzki would end his career in Dallas after the 2018-19 season, with career averages of 20.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 47 percent from the field and 38 percent from three.

Dirk also racked up the accolades throughout his career in Dallas, finishing as an NBA champion (2011), NBA Finals MVP (2011), NBA MVP (2007), a 14-time All-Star, 4-time NBA First Team selection, 5-time NBA second-team selection, and a member of the exclusive 50-40-90 club (2007).

He was also named to the NBA's NBA 75 Team in October, which featured the league's selections of the 75 greatest players in NBA history.

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