With a full page newspaper ad has become Dirk Nowitzki Thanks to the fans of Dallas Mavericks. Twelve days after his resignation, the basketball superstar described his memories and emotions in a letter in the Sunday Dallas Morning News. The newspaper posted the page on Twitter.
"I'll miss the game, but I can not wait to start the next chapter with you," wrote the 40-year-old Würzburger. Nowitzki had completed 21 seasons in the North American professional league NBA for the Mavs.
"From the moment I arrived in Dallas, riding this incredible roller coaster, you carried me, supported me, powered me, worked harder," Nowitzki wrote. In 2011 he won the American NBA for the first time with the Mavericks.
"No statistics, no record, no prize in this game" meant more to him than the affection of the fans. The letter does not mean a farewell. It was a thank you to the fans of the team who made him one of their own. "Forever grateful, forever yours, and forever a Dallas Maverick," writes Nowitzki.