« City residents feel economy's pain | Main | A $950 million arena? Either that cost is bogus (goosed for PILOTs?), AY might now cost $6 billion, or the ESDC math was off »

December 2, 2008

Nets’ Harris Leads Nucleus of Young Talent

The NY Times
By Harvey Araton

A column lauding some crafty trades made by Nets GM Rod Thorn ends with this dig at everyone else in developer and owner Bruce Ratner's organization:

So Thorn will continue to operate on the perimeter of the market, or eventually in Newark, with obvious handicaps. Don’t bet against him still outdoing Team Dolan across the river. If Bruce C. Ratner had put Thorn in charge of building in Brooklyn, the Nets would already be there.

article

Atlantic Yards Report, NYTimes columnist questions Brooklyn move, suggests Newark option

Atlantic Yards watchdog Norman Oder comments:

That's a nice flourish for a columnist, but the roadblocks regarding the project couldn't have been dislodged by the executive in charge. Thorn may have convinced Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban that Harris was worth way less than fellow PG Jason Kidd (thus gaining two draft picks in last year's trade, as well), but even he couldn't quiet Brooklynites' skepticism about claims of blight in the Atlantic Yards footprint.

Posted by lumi at December 2, 2008 3:47 AM