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Mavs' Dirk Is a Daddy

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    Dirk Nowitzki and his wife, Jessica Olsson, seen here at The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

    Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki's is a father.

    The team confirmed late Wednesday night that Nowitzki and his wife, Jessica Olsson, gave birth to their first child.

    According to German newspaper Bild, the baby is a girl.

    Nowitzki's father, Jörg, told the newspaper that he was proud to be a grandfather for the third time. Nowitzki's sister has two children.

    Nowitzki and Olsson were married in July 2012.