Dirk was born on 19 June 1978. He was born in West Germany. The name of his father is Jorg Werner and the name of Dirk’s mother is Helga Nowitzki. He also has a sister whose name is Silke Nowitzki. As per the information, Dirk’s sister and mother are also a basketball player. Dirk’s father had been a handball player and all of them represented Germany on an international level. Dirk is 7 feet tall and he gives the credit of his success to Holger Geschwinder who introduced him to this game. It is known that Dirk had also been fond of playing music. There is no information available about his school and college but as per the records, Dirk’s childhood was spent in Germany.
Dirk started playing for Dallas Mavericks in 1998 and since then he had been associated with the team. He has received several extensions in his contract and his good stats helps in staying with the team. At the same time, it is known that Dirk started his draft career in 1998 with the team and later on he was selected with the team on permanent basis.
In 1999, his performance improved significantly and this was more because of the restructuring of the team. His performance was not that great in 2000 but he compensated for his performance in 2001. That number on his FanGraphs was climbing at a really steep pace and that helped him in encouraging him to perform better. It is known that Dirk also played for German National team and he played the first match for the team in 1999.
He also won a bronze medal in 2002 Olympics which were held in the United States of America and he won a silver in 2005 Euro Basket. He had also received an injury in 2010 during one of the game and he had a tissue tear in the middle finger but his performance was not impacted by the injury. He also revealed that he doesn’t have any plans to retire from the game.
Dirk is known to be actively involved with charity programs and he is also the founder of Dirk Nowitzki Foundation. The main aim of his charities to eliminate poverty from Africa. They help in funding the education of several children in Africa. As per the information, Dirk had been in a relationship with Sybille Gerer and they started dating each other in 1992. They dated each other for 10 years before breaking up.
He was later introduced to Jessica Olsson and she is the sister of famous Swedish footballers. The name of her brother is Martin and Marcus Olsson. He decided to get married in 2012 and after the marriage, Dirk’s wife, Jessica gave birth to two children. One of them is his son and one of them is a girl. The name of his children is Max and Malaika. It is also known that Dirk has a biography by the name of Dirk Nowitzki: German Wunderkind. The biography was published in 2004. Dirk’s annual salary is estimated to be 26 Million American Dollars and his net worth is estimated to be 170 Million American Dollars.
|Birth Date:||19 Jun, 1978|
|Description:||German professional basketball player|