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Dirk Nowitzki To Play For Germany In EuroBasket

Jun 4, 2015 12:17 PM

Dirk Nowitzki will play in EuroBasket 2015 for Germany this September.

Germany is hosting Group B in Berlin.

"If it [the EuroBasket] was anywhere else, at the age of 37, it probably would have been a no-go for me.

"But when I heard that EuroBasket would be played in Berlin, a great basketball city, it was something I had dreamt about.

"Like every year, the DBB let me take my decision after the NBA season and, in the end, the national team was lucky that we [Dallas Mavericks] lost so early," said Nowitzki.

FIBA

Tags: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, Germany, NBA, National, National Euro Championship, National Teams

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Andrei Kirilenko Decides To Retire

Jun 1, 2015 11:17 PM

Andrei Kirilenko has decided to retire from professional basketball.

Kirilenko wasn't invited to join Russia's squad for EuroBasket 2015.

Kirilenko joined the Utah Jazz in 2001 and was an All-Star in 2004. Kirilenko played for CSKA during the lockout and then returned to the NBA to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets. Kirilenko was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers this season and he never reported to the team.

David Pick/Basketball Insiders

Tags: Utah Jazz, CSKA Moscow, Russian PBL, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, National, National Euro Championship, International Teams, International League

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