ESPN reported Saturday that the Mavericks will honor the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback at its final home game of the season against the Denver Nuggets. The team "intends to have Romo on its bench and in uniform," according to the report.
Having a four-time Pro Bowler on its bench couldn't hurt for a team that has lost seven of its last eight games.
"Along with Mark Cuban and the Mavs organization, I very much look forward to honoring one of Dallas' all-time best athletes and people with a very special experience," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle told ESPN. "I can't get into specific details at this time, but encourage fans to be in their seats when warm ups begin at 7:15 p.m."
The Dallas Morning News reported that Romo won't get a 10-day contract but will probably partake in pregame warm-ups.
Romo played basketball at Burlington High School in Wisconsin.
Before Friday's loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Cuban said the team was signing a "pass-first point guard."
Romo, 36, announced last week that he was joining the broadcasting crew at CBS following his 14-year NFL career. The Cowboys cut its former starting quarterback on April 4.