Want to know what's going to happen every step of the way during the Mavs victory parade and celebration inside the AAC? Keep reading.
Obviously, the roster of players will be in attendance, as will owners Mark Cuban and Don Carter, General Manager Donnie Nelson, plus a huge number of basketball support staff. But the parade will also include past Mavs like Rolando Blackman, Derek Harper, and Brad Davis and a ton of family members for nearly everyone listed in a vehicle.
Speaking of vehicles, there's 10 Ford Mustangs, 12 Ford trucks, 3 floats, two fire trucks, at least two police cars, half a dozen Harley Davidsons, and one carriage -- pulled by the Budweiser Clydesdales -- currently slated to be in the procession.
Dallas city and county officials, including Mayor Caraway and the city council, will be near the start of the parade while the end of the parade will be all Mavs -- Dirk, JET, and Jason Kidd will be on the final float.
Once inside the AAC, they'll run through the traditional staff and player introductions, with some added weight, of course, in the forms of Dirk's MVP trophy and Cuban carrying in the Championship Trophy. Mark Followill will the master of ceremonies for the event, which will mostly consist of player interviews -- Jason Kidd, Tyson Chandler, Jason Terry, and Dirk Nowitzki are mentioned -- and a Q&A with other team members getting a chance to talk to fans.
Of course, there are one or two planned surprises in the document that we'd prefer not to spoil, so there's plenty of reason to check back on NBCDFW.com when the parade kicks off Thursday -- we'll have live coverage from around the celebrations.
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