Nets Laud Future Newark Home as a Bridge to Brooklyn
By RICHARD SANDOMIR
Published: March 5, 2010
NEWARK — For a team that has won 6 of its 61 games this season, the future is all the Nets have
On Friday, they celebrated their anticipated two-year layover at the Prudential Center with a news conference followed by a one-on-one matchup between Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark and Darryl Dawkins, the former Nets center, on a halfcourt set up inside one of the arena’s cylindrical glass towers. Booker scored on a layup.
And on Thursday, the team will break ground on its ultimate, if long-delayed, destination: the Barclays Center, near downtown Brooklyn, which is part of the 22-acre Atlantic Yards project.