The Dallas Mavericks have hired Dirk Nowitzki as a special advisor.

Nowitzki will assist in the Mavericks' search for a new head of basketball operations and head coach.

"Mark approached me and asked me to help out and of course I said yes," Nowitzki told the New York Times. "Any way I can help my Mavs, I'm in."

Nowitzki spent just two seasons in retirement before taking on this new role.