Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is starting his 20th NBA season. He’s also a fan of dogs. Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is starting his 20th NBA season. He’s also a fan of dogs. Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki shows a lot of puppy love for namesake guide dog

By David Humphrey

dchumphrey@star-telegram.com

October 05, 2017 6:22 PM

Dirk Nowitzki has had sandwiches named after him, children and now a dog.

A dog?

Swish, an 8-week old guide dog puppy-in-training from Guide Dogs for the Blind, met with Nowitzki, who goes by the nickname Swish, this week.

The connection was adorable.

Swish is a male yellow Labrador Retriever who will live with a puppy-raising volunteer for the next year before entering formal guide dog training to become a life-changing partner to an individual who is blind or has low vision.

Nowitzki is a big fan of dogs.

Guide Dogs for the Blind is a free, industry-leading guide dog school passionate about serving the visually impaired.

Nowitzki is starting his 20th season in the NBA with the Mavericks. The Mavericks open the regular season on Oct. 18 against Atlanta at the American Airlines Center.

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Joyce Marshall jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

Dallas Mavericks 2017-18 schedule

Date

Opponent

Time

TV

Oct. 18

Atlanta

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Oct. 20

Sacramento

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Oct. 21

@ Houston

7 p.m.

FSSW

Oct. 23

Golden State

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Oct. 25

Memphis

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Oct. 26

@ Memphis

7 p.m.

FSSW

Oct. 28

Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Oct. 30

@ Utah

8 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 1

@ L.A. Clippers

9:30 p.m.

FSSW/ESPN

Nov. 3

New Orleans

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 4

@ Minnesota

7 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 7

@ Washington

6 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 11

Cleveland

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 12

@ Oklahoma City

6 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 14

San Antonio

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 17

Minnesota

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 18

Milwaukee

8 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 20

Boston

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 22

@ Memphis

7 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 25

Oklahoma City

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Nov. 27

@ San Antonio

7:30 p.m.

FSSW/NBA-TV

Nov. 29

Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 2

L.A. Clippers

1 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 4

Denver

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 6

@ Boston

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 8

@ Milwaukee

7 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 10

@ Minnesota

6 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 12

San Antonio

8:30 p.m.

FSSW/ESPN

Dec. 14

@ Golden State

9:30 p.m.

TNT

Dec. 16

@ San Antonio

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 18

Phoenix

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 20

Detroit

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 22

@ Miami

7 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 23

@ Atlanta

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 26

Toronto

6 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 27

@ Indiana

6 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 29

@ New Orleans

7 p.m.

FSSW

Dec. 31

@ Oklahoma City

6 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 3

Golden State

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 5

Chicago

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 7

New York

6 p.m.

FSSW

Jan.9

Orlando

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 10

@ Charlotte

6 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 13

L.A. Lakers

1 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 16

@ Denver

8 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 20

@ Portland

9 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 22

Washington

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 24

Houston

7 p.m.

FSSW/ESPN

Jan. 26

Portland

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Jan 27

@ Denver

8 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 29

Miami

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Jan. 31

@ Phoenix

9:30 p.m.

FSSW/ESPN

Feb. 3

@ Sacramento

9 p.m.

FSSW

Feb. 5

@ L.A. Clippers

9:30 p.m.

FSSW/NBA-TV

Feb 8

@ Golden State

9:30 p.m.

FSSW

Feb. 10

L.A. Lakers

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Feb. 11

@ Houston

6 p.m.

FSSW/NBATV

Feb. 13

Sacramento

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Feb. 16-18

All Star Weekend Los Angeles, Calif.

Feb. 23

@ L.A. Lakers

9:30 p.m.

FSSW/ESPN

Feb. 24

@ Utah

8 p.m.

FSSW

Feb. 26

Indiana

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

Feb. 28

Oklahoma City

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

March 2

@ Chicago

7 p.m.

FSSW

March 4

New Orleans

6 p.m.

FSSW

March 6

Denver

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

March 10

Memphis

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

March 11

Houston

6 p.m.

FSSW

March 13

@ New York

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

March 16

@ Toronto

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

March 17

@ Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

March 20

@ New Orleans

7 p.m.

FSSW

March 22

Utah

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

March 24

Charlotte

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

March 27

@ Sacramento

9 p.m.

FSSW

March 28

@ L.A. Lakers

9:30 p.m.

FSSW

March 30

Minnesota

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

April 1

@ Cleveland

5 p.m.

FSSW/NBATV

April 3

Portland

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

April 4

@ Orlando

6 p.m.

FSSW

April 6

@ Detroit

6 p.m.

FSSW

April 8

@ Philadelphia

Noon

FSSW/NBATV

April 10

Phoenix

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

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