Its official, with the backing of New president, Mikhail Prokhorov, The New Jersey Nets are on their way to Brooklyn. The 35 year tenure of the nets will come to a close at the end of the 2011-2012 season, awaiting them in BK is a Brand new $1 billion Arena, one of the nations biggest markets and a young talented team who will show a new exciting brand of basketball.
“Brooklyn was easy, because we think Brooklyn is the brand,” said Brett Yormark, the Nets’ chief executive. “Brooklyn is iconic. It transcends the marketplace. In many respects, it’s a global name and reference.”
A marketable team is not the only thing this move will provide, With the most talented team in the league showing the signs of being one of the most formidible rosters in recent league history, setting the scene to be one of the most amazing debuts for a team in history.
' We have a lock and loaded roster, once we get to brooklyn, The losing era of the nets is done. Im coming out all guns blazing, this team has a lot of firepower and a lot of long range shooters...other teams should watch out ' - Gilbert Arenas
' We're looking to make Barclays center a graveyard of oppositions remains, similar to the Lakers and Heat who have undisputable Home records, we're going to make sure they know that theres no easy points here, theres no turnovers, theres no lazy defense... we're a team full of superstars in our own right...and this is our house. ' - Brook Lopez
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