April 2019 is now known as the “Month of Dirk” in Dallas County thanks to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Jenkins submitted the proclamation honoring Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, which the county commissioners supported.
“Be it resolved and ordered that the Dallas County Commissioners Court does hereby approves and recognizes the resolution Honoring Dirk Notwitzki –Dallas Mavericks Legend and#6 All-Time NBA Scorer,” the court order reads.
In attendance at the commissioners’ meeting to witness the event were Nowitzki’s wife, Jessica, and Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall were on hand to witness the event.
“On behalf of my husband, who regrets to not be here this morning, we just say a big thank you,” Jessica Nowitzki told the court. “We’re so grateful—and he’s so grateful—for all the support that he’s received throughout these 21 years in Dallas. Dallas has adopted him since he came here from Germany and this is his hometown. We’re very grateful and thankful. Thank you.”
After its introduction and acceptance, Judge Jenkins took to Twitter saying he was proud to sponsor the resolution.
Proud to sponsor a resolution honoring .@swish41 as the NBA’s #6 all-time scorer and proclaim— Judge Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) April 2, 2019
April 2019 as the “Month of Dirk” in Dallas County. Glad to have Jessica Nowitzki, .@dallasmavs CEO @cyntmarshall & others present. #MonthofDirk #MavsGOAT #21seasons #ThanksDirk #MFFL pic.twitter.com/lXdtfzahQT
Piggybacking on Jenkins’ post, Marshall said it was a special moment and a great way to start her day. She also thanked Jenkins and the County Commissioners for the resolution and Jessica for accepting it.
Oh, this was such a special moment and a great way to start my day. Thank you Judge Jenkins and commissioners. And many thanks to Jessica for such a warm and graceful acceptance of the resolution. This was amazing! #Dirk #LetsGoMavs https://t.co/WcElu2wJPF— Cynt Marshall (@cyntmarshall) April 2, 2019
This isn’t the first time Nowtizki has been honored by his adopted home this season. In November of 2018, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings presented Nowitzki with a Key to the City of Dallas.
As Nowitzki’s career winds down, more accolades are sure to follow. None, however, will likely compare to a month-long celebration honoring his career.