Dallas City Council Members to Discuss Naming Road After Dirk Nowitzki

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Dallas city council members will discuss the proposal to rename Olive Street in Dallas to "Nowitzki Way" near the American Airlines Center.

Thursday's meeting will be the first of three public hearings about the name change proposal to honor Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki.

"All the support has been overwhelming. If it happens, I'll be super proud," Nowitzki said. "It's something my kids can walk one day and say that's my dad's street. That will be super, super special for me. We'll see what happens."

Adam Medrano, Scott Griggs and Omar Narvaez all signed the petition that was then turned into the city. The proposal would rename Olive Street between N. Field Street and Victory Avenue.

The letter to the city states a long list of accomplishments for Nowitzki, including being the only NBA player in history to play 21 seasons with the same franchise.

City code requires three public hearings to approve a street name change proposal.

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