250,000 expected for Mavs parade

Updated: June 14, 2011, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Five years after a parade drawn up to celebrate the Dallas Mavericks' first NBA championship backfired, new plans are in place for a ride through the city's streets.

About 250,000 people are expected to turn out Thursday to cheer on Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and the rest of the 2011 champs. Everyone will be there, from the players to the coaches, the front office to franchise founder Donald Carter, who accepted the championship trophy when the Mavs beat the Miami ...

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