Mavs and city still working on parade details

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by BRAD WATSON

WFAA

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 2:58 PM

DALLAS - The parade to celebrate the Dallas Maverick's NBA Finals victory is still in the works. 

City officials said the parade could happen as soon as Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

The final decision will come after the city leaders meet with the Mavericks and decide what is best.

There is a template for the parade route from 2006. That plan would go from Dallas City Hall to the American Airlines Center. 

The group will also decide if there will be a ceremony or just a parade through the streets of Dallas. 

Mavs owner Mark Cuban has offered to pay for the parade since the city faces a $32 million budget gap. 

"My significant hope that the Mavericks will pick up the cost," said Vonciel Jones Hill, Dallas City Council."We do have budget concerns. I would not want to exacerbate that in any manner. As much as I am excited about the Mavericks, I don't want to spend any of the taxpayer's money that is not absolutely necessary."

City hopes to deliver more information to fans by late Monday afternoon.

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