Everything is in place for the Frisco D-League team except a nickname.
Owner Donnie Nelson, who doubles as the Dallas Mavericks' president of basketball operations, is throwing a party for fans who want to suggest a nickname. The shingig will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at the Dave & Buster's in Stonebriar Mall.
The fan who comes up with the winning name will receive two season tickets and a "NBA All-Star Backstage Pass Experience."
"There’s nothing more important to us than our fans, and THEY will be the ones to name to this franchise," Nelson said in an enthusiastic press release. "Somewhere out there there’s someone with the Willy Wonka golden ticket and we’re going to find them. The next best thing to winning the chocolate factory is courtside seats… plus mom doesn’t have to deal with belly aches or pricey dentists!!"
Frisco head coach Nancy Lieberman, president of basketball operations Spud Webb and general manager Del Harris will join Nelson at the party. There will be silent auctions to benefit the Frisco Miracle League and the Boys and Girls Club.