Brooklyn Nets – 1st Home Game Since 1957

Updated: August 1, 2012

Once again the Brooklyn Nets media/marketing gurus continue their assault on the City of New York and the entire tri-state area.  An email was sent out today with the image below along with this message –

“It’s coming. The Brooklyn Nets‘ Inaugural Season Schedule has been released, and the slate begins with a Barclays Center spectacular against the now-East River rivals, the New York Knicks. The November 1 game will air on TNT as part of the cable network’s premiere night for the 2012-13 season.

The matchups are going to be big: Brooklyn’s Backcourt of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson set against the Knicks’ three-pronged frontcourt of Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler; rising sophomores MarShon Brooks and Iman Shumpert; the Nets futures of rookiesTyshawn Taylor and Tornike Shengelia versus the Nets past of long-time franchise player Jason Kidd, now a backup in New York.

And that won’t be the only marquee moment: Barclays Center will feature a high-profile matchup on Christmas Day, when the Nets host the Boston Celtics at noon, tipping off the NBA’s day-long slate of games. That will mark Boston’s second trip to Brooklyn, and the teams’ third head-to-head contest of the season.”

Brett Yormark sent this image out via Twitter along with @BrooklynNets last week and he continues to promote Opening Night as he should.

He spoke with Nate Taylor of the NY Times and discussed everything that went into trying to schedule the cross town rivals New York Knicks for the first home game in Brooklyn since 1957.

A few weeks ago, as if driving home the point, Brett Yormark, the Nets’ chief executive officer, made a request to N.B.A. Commissioner David Stern for Brooklyn’s first home game in a major professional league since the Dodgers left in 1957: Give us the Knicks.

The N.B.A. granted Brooklyn’s wish. In the shiny new Barclays Center — with images of Williams’s face to invite fans — the Nets will host the Knicks on national television Nov. 1.

“We encourage the league to give us the most dramatic game possible and I think the league agreed,” Yormark said as the N.B.A. released its schedule for the 2012-13 season Thursday night. “I don’t think there is any game bigger than Nets-Knicks on opening night in Brooklyn. I’m looking forward to it. People are going to be talking about this game until it happens.”

All I can say to Brett Yormark is “Do what you do and keep doing it”.  The Brooklyn Nets are coming for New York and they aren’t afraid to tell you they are!!!


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