Nowitzki to miss Mavs’ opener
Dirk Nowitzki’s debut in his record 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks won’t be in the opener.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Friday the 40-year-old Nowitzki will miss “multiple weeks” with a longerthan-expected recovery from left ankle surgery in April. The Mavericks open the season Wednesday in Phoenix.
The surgery just before the end of last season was to remove bone spurs.