Dallas Mavericks center Dirk Nowitzki

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Carlisle: Dirk Will Come Off The Bench Next Season

September 21, 2018 - 12:43 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle made quite the announcement at the team's media day on Friday.

Carlisle disclosed that Dirk Nowitzki will do something he hasn't done in his 20 seasons with the Mavericks ... come off the bench.

Carlisle noted that the change will be a challenge and the coaching staff and players will put in a lot of effort to manage it correctly. 

“We’ve talked about it and we need to move our franchise forward. With Matthews, Harrison, Dennis, Luka and DeAndre being the best starting line up we have. We need Matthews to guard the best perimeter player.”

This is a developing news story.