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April 24, 2012

Brett Yormark: “We wanted to bring a good product to Brooklyn. This team is bigger than one particular player.”

Sports Radio Interviews

From one bamboozler to another — excerpts from a recent Brett Yormark interview with WFAN's Boomer & Carton.

Is it bittersweet you are leaving New Jersey?

“Personally it is a little bittersweet. I grew up going down to the rack. I was a Nets fan since I was 10 years old, but obviously I came here seven years ago to take this team to Brooklyn and one thing we have been is open and honest to the fans.

And to the people of Brooklyn and New York's taxpayers (and judges), not so much.

How legitimate is it that the Barclays Center could host the New York Islanders? Is that legitimate?

“Yeah. I think so. We are going to test it a little bit in the fall on October 2nd when the Islanders play the Devils. We are very excited about it. In the first two weeks of tickets going on sale we sold over 6,000 seats, so there is a built in fan base in Brooklyn and we can accommodate hockey, NHL quality hockey at the Barclays Center. We are excited about that.”

You can listen to the full WFAN interview here.


Posted by eric at April 24, 2012 11:07 AM