Workmen began installing precast seating sections in the upper bowl of Barclays Center Wednesday, giving the Brooklyn arena even more of an arena look. Those who've been to the upper bowl suggest it's noticeable how steep it is, meaning better sightlines right over the action. In an interview with Bill Daughtry of ESPN Radio Wednesday night, Brett Yormark said construction, still ahead of schedule, is now going seven days a week.
Yormark said he expects to make an announcement about the team name no later than this fall, and noted that the NBA has a mid-season deadline on the name, colors and uniform. He also spoke about some of the acts he's trying to book for the arena, including concerts with Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond (who sang together in a Brooklyn high school chorus) and the Moscow Circus.
Meanwhile, the Nets are continuing to engage the community in Brooklyn. Avery Johnson will tip-off the Brooklyn Public Library’s 7th Annual Summer Reading event Thursday by reading a book to children at the Central Branch.