Dirk Considers Playing For German National Team

DALLAS (AP) – Dirk Nowitzki is considering joining the German national team this summer to help their chances of qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Nowitzki told ESPN 103.3 FM on Tuesday that he would decide within a few weeks.

Germany must finish among the top six of the 24 teams at the EuroBasket tournament to be eligible to qualify for the next Olympics.

Nowitzki hasn’t played for Germany since the 2008 Olympics, an experience he’s called among the highlights of his career.

He said he’s told German officials he’d help the next generation get to the Olympics. However, the Mavs’ extended run and ensuing celebrations have left the NBA finals MVP in need of some down time.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. P says:

    I think Dirk needs to rest up. After all he is no spring chicken anymore.

Comments are closed.

More From CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Drip Pan: CBS Local App
Drip Pan: Weather App
Drip Pan: Video Player

Listen Live