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January 17, 2009

Brand-new home could await Nets -- in Seattle?


Ken Berger

Bruce Ratner bought the Nets with the sole purpose of moving them to Brooklyn. If the team doesn't make it there, then what? Ratner would either sell or move the Nets somewhere else. Since the NBA has no plans to expand, there is only one city that has an arena (assuming it gets renovated and updated), a committed ownership group (led by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer) with the blessing of NBA commissioner David Stern and the league's Board of Governors, and a loyal fan base that adored its NBA team for 41 years. And it isn't Newark. It's Seattle.

Atlantic Yards Report says: "The Nets, of course, would have to be sold, and that wouldn't happen, I suspect, until and unless Atlantic Yards crashes completely."

Posted by amy at January 17, 2009 10:45 AM