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German former professional basketball player Born: June 19, 1978 (age 43 years), Würzburg, Germany Height: 2.13 m Career end: 2019 Spouse: Jessica Olsson (m. 2012) NBA draft: 1998 (Round: 1 / Pick: 9) Children: Morris Nowitzki, Malaika Nowitzki, Max Nowitzki Position: Power forward, Center Birthday: June 19, 1978 Age: 43 Years, 43 Year Old Males Sun Sign: Gemini Also Known As: Dirk Werner Nowitzki Born Country: Germany Born In: Würzburg, Germany Famous As: Basketball Player Basketball Players German Men Height: 7’0″ (213 cm), 7’0″ Males Spouse/Ex-: Jessica Olsson (M. 2012) Father: Jorg Werner Mother: Helga Nowitzki Siblings: Silke Nowitzki Children: Malaika Nowitzki, Max Nowitzki, Morris Nowitzki City: Würzburg, Germany

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Nowitzki’s older sister, Silke Nowitzki, described Nowitzki as a confident but low-key character, unspoiled by money and fame. He enjoys reading and playing the saxophone. Nowitzki passed his Abitur examination at Röntgen Gymnasium Grammar School of Würzburg. He founded the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, a charity which aims at fighting poverty in Africa. Nowitzki dated Sybille Gerer, a female basketball player from his local club DJK Würzburg. The relationship started in 1992 and lasted for 10 years before it ended in 2002; Nowitzki said, “At the end, we found out we developed in separate ways. … It did not work anymore, but we are still good friends.” He added: “I surely want to start a family and have kids, but I cannot imagine it happening before I become 30.” In 2010, Nowitzki met and began dating Jessica Olsson, sister of twin Swedish footballers Martin Olsson and Marcus Olsson. The couple got married on July 20, 2012, at Nowitzki’s home in Dallas. They have a daughter, born in July 2013 and two sons, born in March 2015 and November 2016. Though Nowitzki has considered acquiring U.S. citizenship, he remains a German national. Nowitzki acknowledged close ties to his mentor Holger Geschwindner, whom he called his best friend. He is also good friends with his ex-teammate Steve Nash. Nash said of playing with Nowitzki, “We were both joining a new club, living in a new city, we were both single and outsiders: this creates a bond … He made life easier for me and I for him … Our friendship was something solid in a very volatile world.” Nowitzki added, “He would have also become a good friend if we had met at the supermarket.” Nowitzki is a keen association football fan and an avid supporter of Arsenal F.C. Nowitzki was born on June 19, 1978, in Würzburg, Germany, to Jörg-Werner and Helga Nowitzski. His mother was a professional basketball player, and his father was an international handball player. He has an older sister, Silke Nowitzki, who currently plays basketball. He was a tall child and gravitated to sports early, while studying at the ‘Röntgen Gymnasium Grammar School’ in Würzburg. He initially played handball and tennis but realized basketball was a better fit. After joining a local club, he was noticed by Holger Geschwindner, a German basketball hero, who decided to coach him. Upon his coach’s insistence, Nowitzki decided to play internationally and started training for it rigorously.

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