Many of the basketball fans who grew up in Brooklyn cast their allegiance with the Knicks long ago. So the Nets had a smaller pool of potential supporters to begin with when the franchise moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn in 2012.
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Earlier this week, the New York Times created a map showing the most popular NBA team in each zip code in America. It used Facebook likes as the metric for popularity.
Not surprisingly, the map showed that the Knicks remain the team of choice for all five boroughs (plus Long Island, Westchester County, and much of New Jersey). The Nets were the favored team in just eight of Brooklyn's 46 zip codes. A look at those zip codes, however, reveals that the Nets are indeed developing a core fan base.More »
The Brooklyn Nets are offering fans an olive branch - or at least cheaper nachos - after this week's tweet heard 'round the borough created a dust-up between the organization and its fledgling faithful.
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Mikhail "Party Monster" Prokhorov -- the Russian billionaire who now owns the New Jersey Nets -- has had quite a tour of New York over the last week. There was the shot of him, Bloomberg, and Jay-Z quite literally breaking bread over breakfast. There was the talk of renaming the team and the plans of moving it to Brooklyn with his "soul mate" Jay-Z. And now there's this: the revelation that the first real Prokhorov interview didn't go to the Times, the Journal, the Post, or the Daily News, after the necessary introduction of Prokhorov to New York's sports fans via WFAN's Mike Francesa (which doesn't count, as it's a given).
Nah. None of those guys.
As the Observer explains, it went to a 28-year-old guy who graduated J-school three weeks ago, Vinnie Rotondaro.More »