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When Denver Nuggets enormous title heart Nikola Jokic used to be told he had acquired this season’s MVP award for the 2d straight 365 days, he did so at his horse farm in Sombor, Serbia.
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So it ought to no longer come as a first-rate surprise that his put up-career plans involve horses.
“My dream is to race assist to Serbia and turned into a trotting coach after my basketball career,” he told TV4’s Peter Andersson (h/t Johnny Askounis of Eurohoops.acquire). “My nation is, unfortunately, the worst in Europe on trotting and there are presumably 150 initiating horses, and it is very refined to begin in a foreign nation. Nevertheless it is serene powerful fun.”
Jokic also reportedly used to be at Elitloppet over the weekend, Sweden’s properly-known harness-racing tournament.
If he’s as precise a trotting coach as he’s an NBA heart, Jokic’s 2d act will be reasonably impressive.